i/o operation error message

  patty38uk 12:00 04 Jan 2006

I have had to reinstall Windows XP and all my other software onto PC following it crashing. Now when I log on I get the message:-

"I/O operation initiated by registry failed unrecoverablye. The registy could not read, out or flush one of the files that contains the systems image of registration".

What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help please?


  recap 12:11 04 Jan 2006

click here it may help?

  patty38uk 18:54 04 Jan 2006

Sorry this does not help. My pc just shuts down 5seconds after message appears.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:26 04 Jan 2006

Your profile is corrupt

Can you log on as another person who has admin rights?

If not then boot to safe mode (f8during start up)

Log in using the administrator log in and create a new user .

Once in as the new user you can drag all your favourites and adrress book etc. from your old user name into the new user name.

  patty38uk 13:06 05 Jan 2006

Thanks for this I will try this suggestion.

  patty38uk 13:06 06 Jan 2006


This has helped but I am having other problems. I will try to find a solution but may end up having to create another thread with new problem.

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