stop error message 0x00000073

  Jai 15:45 27 Nov 2008

The following text accompanies the above:-

"Beginning dump of physical memory."

Tried (& failed):-
Safe Mode
Last known good config
Reset BIOS defaults
Disable BIOS cache

Any help gratefully accepted . Thx.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:53 27 Nov 2008

The CONFIG_LIST_FAILED bug check has a value of 0x00000073. This indicates that one of the core system hives cannot be linked in the registry tree.

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

Parameter Description
1 1
2 The NT status code that led Windows to assume that it had failed to load the hive
3 The index of the hive in the hive list
4 A pointer to a UNICODE_STRING containing the filename of the hive

The registry hive in question can be either SAM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE or DEFAULT. The hive is certainly valid, since it was loaded successfully.

[highlight]Examine Parameter 2[/highlight] to see why the hive could not be linked in the registry tree. One [highlight]common cause of this error[/highlight] is that Windows is [highlight]out of disk space[/highlight] on the system drive (in which case this parameter is [highlight]0xC000017D[/highlight], STATUS_NO_LOG_SPACE). Another common problem is that an attempt to allocate pool has failed (in which case this parameter is 0xC000009A, STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES). Other status codes must be individually investigated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:54 27 Nov 2008

your probably going to have to do either a repair install

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.

3. 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).

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

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

6. 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

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:55 27 Nov 2008

Restore XP

Boot to the command prompt and type:


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

if will not boot to commamd prompt then:

Restore from recovery console

boot 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"

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)

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 _Registry_machine_system C:\Windows\System32\Config\System
COPY _Registry_machine_software C:\Windows\System32\Config\Software
COPY _Registry_machine_sam C:\Windows\System32\Config\Sam
COPY _Registry_machine_security C:\Windows\System32\Config\Security
COPY _Registry_user_.default C:\Windows\System32\Config\Default

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

  Jai 11:53 11 Apr 2009

Was solved by a re-install. Can't give any more details as not my computer but a relative is now happy!

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