When turning on,PC keeps restarting.

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  1. Dugg

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    When I turn on my pc it goes through the normal start up stuff, then when it gets to the WinXP screen with the bar going back and forth on the bottom, it will restart. Then it restarts like 3 times before it will finally load all the way up. Then when it finally loads it say some this about the registry file didn't load correctly and a back up was used, or something like that, I have to write down the exact message.

    Any ideas?
     
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    format c
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well the error message, needless to say, just might be your answer.

    If it's a registry setting, you might be able to fix it with a windows repair.
     
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    Thanks asshat, I'll try that
     
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    You were right:bowdown: that fixed my problem. I am so glad I posted here for help.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Was this sarcasm? Tell me you didn't actually format to fix the problem.


    :squint:
     
  7. Dugg

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    Yes that was sarcasm, I was hopeing that someone would maybe give me some insight on this and this guy says format c. I didn't catch the whole error message because my son hit ok before I could read all of it. I will have to see what it says next time it happens. It was something about the registry and a back up was used succesfully. It there is a problem with the registry, can the windows disc fix that?
    Thanks
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yes.

    If you need a walkthrough for a windows repair, let me know.
    I've got one for XP.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Windows Repair probably won't fix it. Windows Repair just recreates the Registry entries that Windows needs to run, which will do nothing if the Registry files themselves are parked on top of bad HDD sectors, or if the disk's table of contents doesn't know where all the pieces of the Registry files are, and so on. When the Registry goes to shit, pretty much your only hope is to do a backup (if you can) and reformat.

    However, something to try AFTER YOU BACKUP YOUR FILES is to do a search online for "NTREGOPT" and download and run the tool. It will reconstruct a new set of Registry files with the same contents as the old files, which (if the old files are on bad HDD sectors) at least move the Registry to a safe location, which might help. Or it might totally hose your computer, hence the need for a backup first. But if you've decided to format anyway, it's worth trying.
     
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    Repair will probably work, but a format would be a good idea if you have the time/patience.
     
  11. Dugg

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    Here is the message I get when starting

    "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 succesfully."

    What is this mean?
     
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    It means one of the system's Registry data files had to be recovered by use of a log or backup copy, and the recovery was successful.
     
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    OOOOh that's what it means.
     
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    Yep, that's what it means. If you can keep your eyes from glazing over when you read it, you'll notice that it's fairly straightforward.
     
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    Thanks for all the help,
     

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