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On Windows Startup

I've recently formatted my HD and installed a fresh copy of Windows Xp on my computer.

Today I have booted up my comp (bearing in mind the only progs I have installed is Aol), with the sole purpose of updating Win XP via the microsoft website (SP2 etc..). Once the comp booted up I was confronted with the following message:

''One of the files containing the system's Registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was succesful.''

I had the same message appear before the fresh install of Win Xp and have had the same message appear more than once today after rebooting the machine (again I haven't installed any more software apart from AOL, and the reboot was because AOL was acting strangely!).

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Just noting...

In reply to: On Windows Startup

Microsoft does not supply current or even correct drivers for today's wide array of machines. Many learn about this by attempting a clean install.

-> Try this. Update drivers one by one for motherboard, video, audio from the maker of your system. Do not use Windows Update or the Driver Udpate button.


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So this message would be created by invalid drivers? Is it definatly not a software issue?

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"Is it definatly not a software issue?"

In reply to: Drivers?

Since drivers are software, and it's a common problem then yes or no depending on how I read your question.

Your original post left out how you supplied drivers. I noted that Microsoft doesn't and you get to work at this.


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In reply to: "Is it definatly not a software issue?"

I've gone ahead and updated my drivers and so far so good, thanks for the advice

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