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Corrupt Registry & Vista won't boot

by johndeuce4 / October 9, 2007 1:51 PM PDT

When I tried to boot my HP DV6345us this morning I got a blue screen saying that my registry was corrupt and vista would need to reboot. So the computer rebooted and sent me to Start-Up Repair, but the program said that it could not automatically repair the problem. So now I am pretty much stuck with a computer that wont boot because of a corrupt registry. Does anyone know one know how to fix this?

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I would not do this
by Dango517 / October 9, 2007 3:10 PM PDT

immediately see if others have any suggestions but I think your going to start all over from scratch by reloading your Operating System, sorry. Be patient, maybe someone will come along with a fix but I doubt it. (This thread is not being tracked.)

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Can you perform a System Restore?
by John.Wilkinson / October 11, 2007 2:37 AM PDT

One nice thing is that you can run System Restore, which maintains backups of your registry, by booting to the Vista DVD just as you did for Startup Repair. Try restoring back to the day before the problem occurred, or the first previous day that is available to restore to, let it reboot, and see if you are able to access your system then. A full reformat is avoidable, so let's try a System Restore and go from there.

Let us know how it goes.

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Same problem as you have
by bhband210 / November 23, 2009 11:43 PM PST

I have the same problem as John D, but I cannot do a system restore, I have a Compaq persario with windows vista,

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by Jimmy Greystone / November 24, 2009 1:13 AM PST

Then it looks like you're left reinstalling the OS. If this happens again, I would suspect you have a bad hard drive, and should contact HP about getting it replaced.

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