Windows crash, cant reformat or reinstall.

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  1. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    Ok techies, here's the situation. :eek3:

    Running fine till I updated drivers and the power died in the middle of this.(fuck).

    Load it back up, no surprise there is a windows/config.sys error.

    Ok, let's repair. Can't do that. I load the RAID drivers(two 250's together in a stripe) but as soon as I try to get past the EULA agreement it blue screens giving me a REGISTRY_ERROR. And no, I cannot repair/restore/replace the registry because no matter what I do it crashes.

    Cliffs: Can't reinstall windows over the current install because it REGISTRY_ERRORS at the EULA. Cant access the recovery console on that install because it does the same thing. So I can't do jack shit right now.

    Help?
     
  2. Synner

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    Got a '98 disk laying around? Last time I had a problem that wouldn't let me boot/reinstall/recover, I grabbed a W98SE disk and ran FDISK on it. Recovered a laptop hard drive that BSOD'ed every single time after a nasty accident with a Mountain Dew can.
     
  3. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    nope. link to download?
     
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    help please. :hsd:
     
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  6. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    This won't help you this time, but every time you make a major change to the Registry (installing a program or adding new hardware), run "regedit.exe" and export the entire Registry to a file, so you can restore that file in case you have to reinstall Windows. Restoring the backup registry file will return between 80-90% of your computer to its prior state.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    yeah, you need to fdisk to get the disk back. Either get a win98 disk or hiren's boot cd
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Trivialnight Sometimes one pays most for the things that one ge

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    or build a bartpe cd?
     
  13. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    Turns out one of my HD's took a shit. Couldn't recover shit. Running RAID in a stripe and having one go bad = shit.

    Could do a clean install on one drive, couldn't do ANYTHING to the other when it was removed from the RAID setup. Chkdsk and everything read it was ok however, could format it, etc etc. But it always read RAW file format, and after installing Windows on it, it would just constantly reboot.

    RMA to Newegg, but still a pain to reinstall everything.....................and then do it AGAIN when I get the new drive.
     

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