Registry error blue screen.

  Cluelessone 11:27 13 Jan 2014

Gentlemen, your assistance please;

Dell dimension 5150 XP sp3 (Yes I know, new pc in the pipeline....)

After an interrupted powerdown, I had a hive (software) error on startup. I downloaded ARCDC, burned a startup disc and ran "chkdsk /r" At the next start I got "registry error" and now can't even get a command prompt!

Any ideas please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:55 13 Jan 2014

Have you got or can borrow a XP CD same as your system (home / pro)?

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  1. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

  1. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

  2. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

  3. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP click here

  Cluelessone 22:27 13 Jan 2014

Hello Fruit. Bat

Warning, its a. Dell! The oem disk is SP zero! i have read warnings that this will not work, hence my decision to go down the SP3 boot disk route...... Any experience of this???

  michaelw 09:17 14 Jan 2014

What options do you get with F8 on bootup?

If you still have your recovery partition and don't need to save your data press F11 + Ctrl on bootup and you should get the option to revert to factory settings.

  Cluelessone 10:14 14 Jan 2014


"Revert to factory settings": Will this erase all my saved data?

  Cluelessone 10:35 22 Jan 2014

Just tried a reapair install.... As soon as I select the windows installation to repair and hit enter I get:

Registry Error.... Stop: 0x00000051 (ox00000003, 0x00000001, 0x000050000, 0xE12B7050)

I DO NOT want to reformat the hard drive, Id rather take it out, connect to another PC and copy all my data. Data is also saved with "Acronis True Image"

Is there any else I can do to save this installation??

  Cluelessone 11:10 27 Jan 2014

Really? No hope at all.......?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:21 27 Jan 2014

Make a sp3 boot disc by slipstreaming sp3 and your OEM XP disk to a new CD.

Boot with the CD and do a repair install as advised earlier

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:42 27 Jan 2014

Can you boot from the a command prompt? using F8

If so



Press Enter and follow the on-screen prompts to restore to an earlier date/time

if will not boot to command prompt then:

Restore from recovery console click here from the XP CD. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one. Now enter the following commands:

CD C:\ CD "system volume information_resto~1" DIR

You'll see a list of restore point folders with names such as RP1, RP2 and so on. Pick the restore point you wish to use, using the folder date stamps to guide you. Enter the commands:

CD RPx (the restore point you chose) CD SNAPSHOT

This takes you into the folder containing the restore point snapshot files. Copy the Registry backups so that they overwrite the existing Registry files.

COPY Registrymachine_system C:\Windows\System32\Config\System COPY Registrymachine_software C:\Windows\System32\Config\Software COPY Registrymachine_sam C:\Windows\System32\Config\Sam COPY Registrymachine_security C:\Windows\System32\Config\Security COPY Registryuser_.default C:\Windows\System32\Config\Default

Type the command exit to close the Recovery Console and restart the PC.


  Cluelessone 00:06 28 Jan 2014

Thanks for staying with me Fruitbat.

Its a Dell. dont think I can slipstream a Dell installation CD, but you're the expert.......

I' ll try F8 tomorrow when I get back.


  Cluelessone 00:06 28 Jan 2014

Thanks for staying with me Fruitbat.

Its a Dell. dont think I can slipstream a Dell installation CD, but you're the expert.......

I' ll try F8 tomorrow when I get back.


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