how to repair registery from c:

  MidgetMan 13:40 15 Nov 2004

mate has got a pc with win xp upgrade loaded, will not load windows the whole system just re-boots before it loads splash screen,he seems to think is a registery problem, he has got a win me startup disc that he can access the c: drive from. How can repair the registery from this?

Any ideas/suggestions as too why this may have happened?.

As usaul cheers in advance

  alan227 14:11 15 Nov 2004

Has he got a full XP upgrade disk

  alan227 14:13 15 Nov 2004

Try tapping the F8 key at atartup to see if you can access safe mode and try a system restore from there.

  Terry Brown 14:27 15 Nov 2004

Try pressing the ESC key to load the BIOS settings on boot up, to check if your drives are actually being recognised.If this is the problem reset the drives (Check instructions on screen for method).The alternative is to go to click here, download the XP boot files (comes as 1 file which splits onto 6 floppies), and boot from there. Method. Set the bios to boot from floppy disk. Put disk 1 into the drive and the XP CD into it's drive. Re-boot system and follow instructions. After the inital terms and conditions (press f8 top continue), press ESC to select your options for repairing the system.Hope this helps

  MidgetMan 18:35 15 Nov 2004

Thanks for that link, have passed it onto him and he will try tonight. Will keep open for now and close in morning if it works.

Could not figure out has gone wrong, the only thing he did was update to media player 10.

  MidgetMan 09:39 17 Nov 2004

closing thread, turns out problem was not windows at all but a faulty ram chip.

Thanks anyway guys

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