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T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

Question: T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

Hi, I have an out of warranty T43. when I turn it on the screen remains completely black( no backlight). If i attach a external monitor I see that the computer is just booting over and over again. Safe Mode ect dont work. The blue screen pops up after each failed start. It says TOP: c0000218 (Registry File Failure)The registry cannot load the hive (file)SystemRoot/System32/Config/SOFTWAREits log or alternate.is corrupt absent or not writable I can access the Access IBM. Through this I can save the files from the hard drive. I tried the restore. But the restore fails immediately. Does this have the backup partition? Do i need some restore CD's? Is there a way to do this without losing the info on the computer? What step do I take now?

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Preferred Solution: T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

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Answer: T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sounds like a dying HDD to me, to be certain I'd suggest burning PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD and run full diagnostic test.

Keep us posted.





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I had the following startup error- for some reason-
registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its .... etc

I have read all the recovery console stuff and attempted to do the following but I can't complete the second step "c:\windows\tmp\software.bak- it indicates the file can't be copied?:
What can I do?
Thanks
Dave

md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32... Read more

Answer:registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its .

Can you try running chkdsk /f then chkdsk /r from a repair console?

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I recently fixed my laptop; and surprise - there's another problem that's cropped up.

This time it's software - op system crash; when booting; all is fine Windows loads but I get a deep blue screen that says " can't load hive file "

with the usual software code jibberish like crash dump memory
- Does anyone know if I can fix this by buying a Windows XP reinstallation disc?

I was going to bite the bullet and take it to a comp repair store; but of course they "say" they want to do a diagnostic (in other words; run up the charges for unneeded services) before dealing with my op system problem.

To me it's like- hey, I already know what exactly the problem is; I don't need you or anyone else doing more work than is necessary. Especially since all the parts I bought for my comp (Toshiba Tecra 8100) are new.

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Recenlty my computer crashed. I get the blue screen that reads " Registry can not load the hive."  The hive ! !  Whats a hive?  Did bee's somehow get into my computer??!!  But seriously.  I was advised to to a XP  repair. Put the XP cd in hit the "R" option which I did. I was taken to DOS screen and aksed which installtion I wanted to repair. I choose, 1-C:\(windows) and at the next prompt I was instructed to enter  fixmbr and hit enter, I did . I got a mesage the said the the master boot record was successfully updated. Someting to that effect. I started my PC and am still getting the same blue screen with the hive messsage.  Help me !!  What else can I do.

Answer:Registry can not load the hive.

Just before the " Hive "  I had recently obtained a used DVD-RW which worked sporatically. I watched a movie the night before. Stopped he move when it was done. But when I turned off the PC I left the DVD movie in the drive. would that cause the "Hive issue."  But wait theres more. Had recently received an enormous electric bill which all i could atrribute to was leaving the my PC on 24/7. So I started turning the PC off when not using it and of course on when I needed to use it. Could all this starting and stopping have caused the " Hive Issue "  Excuse me if I'm rambling I just wanted to list any pertinent,  hopefully usefull information.  Thanks

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My sister's Dell Dimension 4700 will not start. She gets the message - "Registry cannot load the hive(file) System Root\System 32\Config\Software or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable. Beginning dump of physical memory.; Physical memory complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance".

She tried start with the "Last Known Good Configuration..." but it did not work.

Neither of is expert at solving these problems but she is even less so, so I am trying to help her by phone.

Please advise.

Thanks,
jariva

Answer:Registry cannot load the Hive

Hi Jariva, welcome to TSF !

Follow these instructions :
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

You'll need the Operating System CD you got with the Dell computer, if you didn't get one you can order it for free here : http://support.dell.com/support/topi.../backupcd_form

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My friend has a desktop PC when they try and boot it up this message aoppears.
STOP c0000218 (registry file failure)
The registry can not load the hive (file)
System root \system 32\config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt,absent ornot writtable.
Being dumped of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group.
Can anyone help with a fix for this please.

Answer:The registry cannot load the hive>

Is it XP.
http://www.searchmarked.com/windows/how-to-recover-from-the-stop-c0000218-registry-file-failure-registry-cannot-load-the-hive-file-systemrootsystem32configsoftware-blue-screen-of-death-error.php
Let us know what Windows you are using and I am sure someone will give you the help that you need.

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uninstalled PGP Whole Disk Encryption

Answer:t61 registry hive load failure

... and the rest of the details are? More detail needed for helpers to assist.

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Hello,

I have been having problems with my husbands computer for almost 2 weeks. I am sorry if I am giving you too much info but, I do not want to assume what is important and what isn't.

Laptop:
HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv9033cl
Win XP Media Center - updates are current

Antivirus/Spyware Software:
Lavasoft Adaware - updated and running clean
Spybot - updated and running clean
Panda Global Protection - updated couple of low threat cookie adware (will talk about later)
Panda ActiveScan 2.0 - updated a running clean

How problem started:
The weekend before Thanksgiving I paid and updated to Global Protection my panda subscription. It found a 2Search adware but, only notified me of it. The program did not try to fix it. Per Pandas Virus Encyclopedia it advised to use Active Scan. I ran it and found that now I need to buy it to fix problems. So, that is what I did. Long story short it was Wednesday of last week before Panda gave me a backdoor link to get it working because the site said my login and password did not work. At any rate, I fixed the problems it found. 2Search was not one of them. Since then Panda Global Protection sometimes finds 2 different low level threats at different times that I run it. I can not find it in my notes what the second one is. I think it may be Atwola but that may have been on my laptop.

This weekend Internet explorer started having problems. Sometimes it started and at other times it froze after starting the homepage.... Read more

Answer:The registry cannot load the hive on startup

Hi .Related reading: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830084I suggest downloading a diagnostic from the website of the hard drive respective manufactuer (for the drive you are trying to format/restore/recover) and running it. Long test if a long and short are offered.Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ Louis

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this morning i shut off my computer like i normally do and just went to turn it on and i got the following error message:STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure}The registry cannot load the hive (file):\systemroot\system32\config\softwareor its log or alternate.it is corrupt, absent, or not writeable.beginning dump of physical memoryphysical memory dump complete.contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.every morning i put my computer on hibernate except when i get an error message saying "insufficient system resources exist to complete API" then i just use the shut down option. when i went to turn it back on a few minutes ago i got the error message above about the registry file failure. i tried starting up in safe mode and last known good config, but i get a blue screen with the error message.computer:dell inspiron e1505 (laptop)windows xp media center edition w/ sp278 gb hdd1.5 gb memoryi think i have 1.5gb of RAM (i added new memory at the beginning of the summer and i think i still have the original memory card that came with the computer)i scan every night with avg v. 8i don't have an XP cd, as far as i know i didn't get one with this computerEDIT: i called dell and i'm having them mail me the recovery cds..hopefully they send the correct ones and i'll have them within the week...what can i do to fix this?

Answer:the registry cannot load the hive (file):

A recovery may be the only way to fix it..its best to have all important files backed up off the computer in case this happens and a recovery isnt the fix because then a new install will cause all files to be erased.  You can also hook up the hard drive in another computer as a slave and recover files if ya get stuck and you have to do a new install and dont want to lose personal files.another option is to install windows on another drive set as master and then use your old drive as a slave to recover files.

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I'm having this blue screen on a windows vista pc. It happens on boot and won't let me get into safe mode.
/systemroot/system32//config/software

Help is greatly appreciated, thx

Answer:The registry cannot load the hive file.

Hi, if you cannot access safe mode then you will not be able to use "last known good", which runs a registry backup. You will need a copy of the Vista OS and set your cd rom to be first boot device, (you do this in the BIOS). Boot with the OS dvd and select the "repair your computer" option, this is known as the RE. You will need to copy out these instructions:-

? Boot from Vista DVD
? Get in to WINRE
? Open command prompt
? Enter the following commands to fix the issue.
We need to determine what OS the RE assigned a drive letter to (not always C) so at the x sources prompt type:- bcdedit |find ?osdevice? press enter (must inc the " the | is called a pipe and is located above the \ key, use the returned OS drive letter in the following cmds (assume C:).

Press enter after each cmd, you type the cmd's in RED.

C:
cd windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config> ren default default.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren sam sam.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren security security.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren software software.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren system system.old

C:\windows\system32\config> cd regback

C:\windows\system32\config\regback> copy default c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config\regback> copy sam c:\windows\system32\config
C:\windows\s... Read more

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I get the following message on startup and cannot do anything on my laptop
STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
the registry cannot load the hive (file)
SystemRootSystem32ConfigSOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance
 

Answer:Solved: the registry cannot load the hive

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My PC wont boot up, it displays, " the registry cannot load the hive (file). it may be corrupt, missing or not writable.This comes up in XP, The dell will not allow me to boot in Safe mode or last known good configuration.Also when I boot from my XP CDROM, to repair Windows, it asks me for administrator password.Can any help.Thanks

Answer:No Bootup - "Registry cannot load the hive (file)

click here ?

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I have a Compaq Presario 6000 with Windows XP Home Edition, sp 2 (I updated to sp2 from sp1) bought in 2004. My computer has been extremely slow lately and and has a lot of junk on it so I'd like to redo the drive with Compaq's System Recovery. Thing is when I start that it reboots..does the recovery bar loading thing and then comes up with the following error:





STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure}
the registry cannot load the hive (file):
\systemRoot\System32\Config\SECURITY
or it's log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.Click to expand...

So then I have to restart the computer. It loads up normally and lets me log into my profile and stuff so I have no other problems than that. Except for the fact that I cannot boot up from a floppy disk or a cd-rom (or in this case my dvd drive). I've searched for this error on yahoo and have seen some that are similar to my case yet I'm confuse on how to go in and fix the registry. As I cannot boot to the command prompt during startup. In fact, I cannot figure out how to boot up to command prompt without a disk/cd. I don't think that's even possible with XP.

I've done the system recovery tool from Compaq's pc tools many times before but this is the first time I've ever gotten that error so now I'm in the dark as to what to do next. I haven't done this for a while either so I'm a little rusty with remembering how to format drives and... Read more

Answer:registry cannot load hive: security folder

Have you tried something as simple as System Restore?
 

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Well this is the second computer I've gotten in less than a week with similar symptoms so I thought I'd see what everyone thinks.

Just got machine. Plugged her in, turned on, got to the Windows 7 boot splash, sat there for a very long time, and hit BSOD!

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\systemroot\system32\config\system
or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Now obvious signs point to registry is long since gone missing. Well I'm thinking different.

First off I booted up into a recovery console from the advanced boot options menu. Everything got in just fine and I opened the console up and tried to do a chkdsk /f.

chkdsk /f
The disk is write-protected.

Hmm, that's the exact same problem I had on the machine I had a few days ago. (though it never gave me the BSOD registry stop. I should really just stop talking about that machine the owner just said reformat it so I did)

So in trying to get at least a chkdsk to run, I went into diskpart.exe and was poking around. System drive is not read-only and is healthy. Smart also says drive tests fine. Hmm...

Next try a system restore, well simply that failed. It couldn't write to the drive...

Checked Bios next. Nothings funky. Restored it to defaults and tried booting anyways. Nada.

Seems to me like most of the system is just fine, just something is blocking everything from writing to the drive.

I know I am not followi... Read more

Answer:BSOD upon startup. No boot. Registry Cannot load System hive

The problem is you are trying to run chkdsk on X:, which is the virtual hard disk created by the recovery software. You need to change to C:, D:, or E: (most systems have a C: partition in restore that is system reserved and a D: drive that is the Windows partition; if a vendor created a recovery partition, drive E: may also exist).Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

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Hello and thank you for your help,

The other day when i tried booting my PC up, a blue screen appeared with the message

The Registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\System

I have the Windows XP professional CD, and i need a way to fix this without having to reformat my hard-drive. i was wondering if recovery console will fix it without deleting everything on my HD. Or is it possible to just re-install windows on top of the one i have, will that reformat the HD?

If anyone knows what to do, please help asap

Answer:The Registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\System

Hello alijav134

Here is guided help from Microsoft to fix your problem

.

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So I tried installing the new software for my Zune, and there were errors. Now everytime I reboot my computer I see "Found New Harware..System". I have no idea what this is. So instead of fiddling with it, I decided to reformat since I was due for it anyway. I put in the restoration cd that came with my Emachine, and i get the error that is located in the subject.

Please help.
 

Answer:Registry cannot load Hive file system\system32\config\security

Since yours is just the "security" hive that is corrupt I would try this first just so it won't wipe all of your settings.


Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. If you have not already, go into the BIOS and set your CD-DVD drive as first boot so you can boot from the disc. You can do this by tapping F1, F2, F10 or DEL depending on your system. Do this when the BIOS splash screen displays.

When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console. By default it should be C:\WINDOWS.

When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the commands below. Please read very carefully and be sure you add the spaces where you see the yellow underscores.




Type as shown below...
(There are spaces where you see the YELLOW lines so be careful or this will not work)

If you get an error on any line after pressing enter, just continue and reboot.

md_tmp
(Press Enter)

copy_c:\windows\system32\config\security_c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
(Press Enter)

delete_c:\windows\system32\config\security
(Press Enter)

copy_c:\windows\repair\security_c:\windows\system32\config\security
(Press Enter)

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everythings was fine and dandy with my week old new hard drive,until tonight i turn it on and get "c0000218 registry file failure...cannot load the hive \systemroot\system32\config\sam
cannot find its log or alternate,its corrupt,absent or unwritable..

whats happened? how can i fix it... can i hook the other hdd up and copy anything from this old hard drive im using now (reg setting.hive?),to the other one so i can boot from that again?
i don't want to use this old 6gig hdd and re install everything!!

help very much appreciated
 

Answer:get "c0000218 registry file failure...cannot load the hive \systemroot\system32\confi

Not pretty, if all of the hardware was ok before, it looks like the new disk may have failed (according to MS), see here,
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=830084
 

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista.

When my Sony Vaio laptop boots up, it says:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \systemroot\system32\config\components

How can I fix this?

HELP!!!!!!!!

Thanks in advance! I need to get this working TODAY!


Thanks!!!!!

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):

You need to install a backup copy of your Registry. The simplest method would be a System Restore.

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i get a blue screen error message.
Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate.
this happend when i accidentally hit the power switch on the bus-bar that my comp was plugged into, shuttin off all the power while the comp was running.
My windows xp will not boot. i do not have any windows xp boot disks, Nor a floopy drive.
is there any way i can make a boot disk from another xp comp i have (it also has no floppy drive) just using a cd-rom??
is there any chance in hell to save my files on the harddisk?
ive looked all over the interweb. any help would be greatly appreciated.!!
 

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Friends I've never seen one quite like this. This is a new-to-client IBM Intellistation Pro M configured for Workstation with single SCSI drive and NVIDIA Quadro Vid card running Windows XP Pro SP3 with all the usual updates. With a standard flatscreen and cabled keybd and mouse I ran the system successfully getting it all pristine for a client. But in the real world with four or five USB devices attached and dual monitors to the Quadro card, it started behaving badly. Like a different computer altogether it would halt, stall, wait, go unresponsive while Win was up and running. I took it offline, brought it back to the lab, and when I cranked it it would not boot/load Windows XP. It would get to the point of loading drivers, and just after "Ndis.sys" and "Mup.sys" it would halt, giving a short blue screen with Registry Corruption error [too quick to read/record] then reboot. I tried loading from a CD and it ran a very long chkdsk with a thousand or so errors, only to return with the same issue again.

This acts like a hardware problem but I get no POST or BIOS-related issues. Its running V1.40 of this system's bios, which is reco'd by IBM, and I even re-flashed it to make certain everything 'took' correctly. Went smoothly.

This system's BIOS checks the SMART log at POST, and reports the scsi drive as healthy.

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Answer:XP Pro Blue Screen at Bootup: halts at Drivers load w/Registry Error Bluescreen

My guess is the added hardware was either installed incorrectly or it was just too much for the system to handle. I suggest renaming c:\windows\system32\config\software as software old and same path\software.sav as software to take the system back where you left it before. Then, go back with it and supervise the installation of the hardware.

Edit You need a software.sav as well to make the system boot properly so make a copy of it first before renaming - call it, say, software.sa2 and then rename the copy sftware.sav after you finished.

 

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I am going out of my mind. I am trying to run xp x64 OS but nothing is going smooth at all. When installing files I get "corrupt" errors, crc errors, checksum errors from the CD's (which work fine on other systems) or other downloaded files, I can't install anything. When I boot up I get a "registry hive (file): The system was able to recover ..." errors occasionally. Other times I get a brief blue screen and then a restart.

Here's the specs:
ASUS P5Q Pro mobo
Intel E8400 processor
8gb ram (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231152)
EVGA Geforce 8600 GTS (running off generic startup VGA drivers because I can't install anything)

I've left the mobo jumpers at default as well as all the bios settings. Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this or how to fix it? I have noticed the system runs smoother when I have only one 2gb stick of ram.

Thanks

Answer:XP 64 - everything corrupts, random blue screen, registry hive (file) errors.

If the system wrote memory dumps during the BSOD's they should be in c:\windows\minidump. Zip up all that are there and attach them to your next post. They may tell us something.

In the interim, run chkdsk /f on the HDD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A couple of days ago, i set my computer for a 'Administrator User Account login/w password' before windowsXP would boot. The next time i went to start up windows,either i forgot the correct password or the correct password would not work,nevertheless i could not get by the Administrator user to get windows started. After fooling around,somehow i got a user log in and got in without any password.

Everything is fine except i decided to do a full reformat(im experienced). Instead of getting my computers reformat page, i got the following:

"stop:c0000218 (registry file failure)the registry cannot load the hive file...
\systemroot\system32\config\security or its log or alternative it is corrupt,
abscent, or not writeable"

I did a system restore,no luck.

Again everything seems fine except trying to do a reformat. I fiqure sooner or later the problem will show up elsewhere if i dont take care of it now.

amy comments?
 

Answer:"stop:c0000218 (registry file failure)the registry cannot load the hive file..."

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Right, so my 8 year old laptop is refusing to start up. Every time I try, I get a BSOD with the message

Quote:




Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate




I've tried to boot from my installation disk but it won't let me - it goes straight to the BSOD. Any fixes to this at all?

Answer:"Registry cannot load Hive File..."

Hi OG, The only thing that comes to my mind is that changing the boot order to allow the computer to boot the CD rom drive first might let you boot from the XP disk. It seems like whats happening is that either your hard drive has gone bad or windows is in such a state that C: can't even load boot.ini. That said changing the boot order should allow the CD to boot and you should be able to go from there. Try powering the computer on and immediately pressing the F2, F8, F12, or Del key which ever key your particular computer uses to enter the bios. If you are able to get into the Bios use the arrow keys to navigate to the boot order and then change it to boot form the CD rom drive first. Make sure you save the settings and turn off the computer. Then place your CD in the drive and hit the power button. Hopefully that will get you to where you need to go to correct the problem with the XP disk. I hope that helps. Let me know if I can help further.

Reguards
Patmark

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it kept doing check disk on start up but got that to stop now it keeps freezing on load wont go any where but if I log on to another admin account on the cmp its fine. Its just when I go into my main admin it refuses to do any thing and I ran registry booster and it gave me tons of errors how do I fix these.

Answer:freezing on load if it does load it gives me a blue screen

Hello and welcome to the forum.

First if you can I need you to run a full updated scan using you Anti-Virus..

Next if you do not have malwarebytes, then please download it and run a full scan, here is the link and you can download the free version.

Malwarebytes

When you get the results back please let us know

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I am not sure if this is the right place to post this - so please let me know if it is not.

I am receiving a blue screen error when I start my computer. Last night it worked fine, then I downloaded the "recommended updates" then shut my computer off when that was completed. I started up my computer this morning and windows won't load (not in safe mode and not in the last known compatible mode). It gives me the big blue screen of death that says "Page fault in non paged area" then tells me to shut it down and restart it in safe mode...but there is no luck.

Can anyone help me???? I am (clearly) an idiot when it comes to computers - so if I can give you any more information - please let me know. Thanks. :cry
 

Answer:Blue Screen & Windows won't load....

Make and model of computer as well as what version of windows you are running will help.
 

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So last night i downloaded/ran what i thought was a firefox addon... the second i opened it, blue screen for a split second.. and reboot...

Now EVERYTIME i try to boot my PC.. at the windows load screen i receive a blue screen (disappears and reboots before i can possibly read it.. but i think there is writing on it)... Ive tried to boot in safe mode.. ive tried to boot from a recovery disc.. still the same..

I have no idea what to do next.. please help..


Thanks, powerhouse.

Answer:Blue Screen at Windows Load

Just remembered we have an 'Ultimate Boot CD'.. could this be of use? although i have no idea how to use it/the options in it.. just thought id add that before i have to go, since i can't check here on my PC.

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Hello,
 
I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 today since Windows 10 has been causing a lot of trouble on my computer. I won't get into that here, since I'm totally fine with Windows 8.1 anyway. However, I'm unable to load Windows. Everything worked perfectly after the installation, but after restarting the computer, it won't let me get to the login screen. Instead, it displays the typical logo (Not the Windows logo, but the startup logo) followed by a blue screen which stays there until the computer is turned off. It's not your typical BSOD, though - it's a completely blue screen with the same hue as the Windows 8 media creation tool uses, and I can even move my mouse around. It's as if it's stuck in the installation mode or something (though I'm no expert). On the other hand, I'm fairly sure it's correctly installed. I followed a thorough step-by-step guide as I went through the installation process, made sure that everything was done correctly, and even double-checked after installing Windows. My only guess is that the problem could be in the BIOS Settings (which are, however, set to default), but I'd rather not change anything there by myself. Anyhow, I'm sure the problem could also be somewhere else since my knowledge in this area is very limited.
 
EDIT: I tried various troubleshooting tools from the Windows 8 installation media to no avail, including commands "Chkdsk C: /r" and "Sfc /Scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows" in the co... Read more

Answer:Blue screen when trying to load Windows 8.1

Please run sfc /scannow.  Do not add anything to this command, let it run normally.  To find sfc /scannow log open the Command Prompt, copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.copy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log %userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txtThis will place the log on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log at the host website I've suggested below.This log usually is very large, for this reason you should use a host website like Dropbox to post the log.  You can start a free 30 day trial.  Once you have loaded the log at Dropbox post a link to the website.

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I have repeatedly rebooted my system and I keep running into the blue screen. I can't get anything else to come up after I reboot. Once, when my computer was still in start up mode, I quickly hit th F12 key to run diagnostics. The only error code I got was "DST Short Test - 'Fail' - code 1000-0146" "msg: Unit 2: DST Log contains previous error" I have not installed or uninstalled anything, so I don't understand why this is coming up. Please help... What can I do???
 

Answer:Windows xp unable to load, blue screen

DST= Drive Self Test

It is saying your harddrive isn't working.
Open the case and reset the connecting power and data cables.
You can try booting from your Windows installation disk to get a command line and then run chkdsk which will repair the repairable.
Also most drive manufacturers have utilities to download and run from a floppy to check and repair a disk.

But you may be in the market for a new harddrive.

ps. if the drive is dead, it MAY revive long enough to rescue some important files if you put the HD in a plastic bag in the freezer for 24 hours.
 

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hi when i power on my computer and a screen comes sagfe mode etc safe mode with command prompt etc last known config etc any i select i end up with blue screen stating "a problem has been dectected and windows has been shut down to protect your computer" please help im at a loss

Answer:windows won't load dredded blue screen help

update got hardware express test to work recieved this error message

error code 6537:011b
expected cpu fan on low rpm of 1900 detected fan rpm = 1250

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I'm not so much worried about fixing the blue screen (yet) just finding out what it's even saying.

I start up my EEE PC 1000he and right after the XP Load screen comes up the system shows a blue screen then restarts. I tried to load in via safe mode to change the restart on blue screen setting, but I can't even load into safe mode.

I'm not really sure what I could've done, but that's not my concern at the moment.

Is there a registry file that can be changed, or button to be pressed during boot to keep it from shutting down and allow me to read the blue screen?

(If anyone's wondering "How can you change the registry when you can't load Windows", I can load the registry into a PE and edit it from there)

I'm working on getting USB bootable memtest and some other stuff, but for the time being I just want to know what the BSOD is saying.

Answer:Blue screen on Windows load - then reboot

Start (or restart) the PC, then start tapping the F8 key about twice a second.
(Some PCs use F8 for other options, in that case try F5. On some Multimedia keyboards you may have to hold a separate Function key down so the Fx keys will not be seen as media keys)

The following Menu should appear:
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA Mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Select the Disable automatic restart on system failure option

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About 2 hours ago, i was on my computer doing as i would any other day. I restart it because AVG tells me a recent update needs a restart. After the Black screen that says Windows XP on it finishes loading, the default blue background appears, but nothing else does. Normally, there is a log in screen that says something to the extent of User name: and Password: Ok Cancel Shutdown and stuff like that. I am currently in SafeMode with networking so i can get on the internet. I have tried removing the Passwords, but still nothing...
 

Answer:Default windows blue screen after load

Yeah, I'm pretty sure i just fixed it, I just uninstalled AVG while i was in Safe mode. Apparently a lot of people have had this problem before. I hope this helps other people...
 

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-Not sure if this is where this questions belongs, sorry-

My problem, that I have been having for months...My computer at times would just randomly shut down, or when I tried to start it up, It would start to load, then reboot and go to the "blue screen of death". Anyways, that problems *Seems* to be gone for at least a month now.. Now the only problem left, that I just gave up on fixing is.. I cant go to add/remove programs...Everytime I click it.. My computer instantly Shuts off and goes to the blue screen and says being dump..blahdy blahdy blah. Well, I figure there is some sort of nasty virus or something. But that is my only problem. (even after deleting and reinstalling windows on C). I didnt reinstall the D drive, but never touch it, so dont think its the problem.. I really would like to get into add/remove... Why or what could be causing my computer to restart when trying to load add/remove.... Its windows XP btw...If you need to know anything else just ask! Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows goes to Blue screen when I try to load Add/Remove??? Help!!

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I am at a loss here. I was checking emails today and I got a blue screen of death on Windows 7. I, stupidly, didn't take a screen capture, however the error message had to do with winSys32.exe, and then the usually memory dump messages. I rebooted into safe mode and tried running Spybot, but it came up with an error, so I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes anti-malware. It found 5 problems and I deleted them. I then ran Avast and it found no infections. Figuring it was a malware problem, I rebooted. Now Windows won't load. It gets to the Welcome screen, then goes to a blank black screen, with a mouse cursor. The cursor can be moved. I powered down the computer, pulled the battery, and booted it back up. This time I got a black screen, saying my disks had to be checked for inconsistencies. I ran the scan and it found no errors. Windows started to load, then stopped at the blank black screen again. I have my laptop set up with Ubuntu 11.04 on a sperate partion and I have not any problems with it, so I think the issue is related just to Windows, not hardware. My laptop is an Asus g72g, with an Intel Core 2 duo processor @ 2.53ghz, 6 gigs of ram and an Nvidia graphic card. Other then adding Ubuntu I have not done any upgrades to the system. Windows 7 was a installed at the factory, not an upgrade, and I haven't added any software in 6 months or so. I have searched around, but I haven't come up with anything, short of doing a fresh install of Windows. Any help would be great, thank ... Read more

Answer:Blue screen error, now windows won't load

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cturcotte224


I am at a loss here. I was checking emails today and I got a blue screen of death on Windows 7. I, stupidly, didn't take a screen capture, however the error message had to do with winSys32.exe, and then the usually memory dump messages. I rebooted into safe mode and tried running Spybot, but it came up with an error, so I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes anti-malware. It found 5 problems and I deleted them. I then ran Avast and it found no infections. Figuring it was a malware problem, I rebooted. Now Windows won't load. It gets to the Welcome screen, then goes to a blank black screen, with a mouse cursor. The cursor can be moved. I powered down the computer, pulled the battery, and booted it back up. This time I got a black screen, saying my disks had to be checked for inconsistencies. I ran the scan and it found no errors. Windows started to load, then stopped at the blank black screen again. I have my laptop set up with Ubuntu 11.04 on a sperate partion and I have not any problems with it, so I think the issue is related just to Windows, not hardware. My laptop is an Asus g72g, with an Intel Core 2 duo processor @ 2.53ghz, 6 gigs of ram and an Nvidia graphic card. Other then adding Ubuntu I have not done any upgrades to the system. Windows 7 was a installed at the factory, not an upgrade, and I haven't added any software in 6 months or so. I have searched around, but I haven't come up with anythi... Read more

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http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,85654.0.htmlThis was my original issue.  I followed the steps provided before posting my logs here.  After I ran superantispyware and restarted; windows will not reboot.  When I try to get into any form of safe mode I get the blue screen that says UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME.  Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Ran Superantispyware and now windows will not load. Blue Screen

http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/b/bsod.htmgo here and read , wait for an expert , from what i've read in past posts a blue screen is bad and you need a lot of help , your header below add blue screen to it Ran Superantispyware and now windows will not load

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Hi,
I have a Dell Inspiron and whenever I turn my pc on a blue screen flashes and says Windows Cannot Load.. It goes directly to Startup Repair. However, That does not fix the issue.

I tried a Recovery Disk for Windows 7 iso and that does not work either.. It started rebooting back to the factory settings but when it completed, and restarted, the blue screen of death was still around.

I tried Command Prompt with Scandsk/ f I believe and that did not work at first because it was write protected.. I found a way past that and nothing. At one point it said boot memtest.exe is missing or corrupt.
Right now I got into a Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool.. I have no idea how I did but its checking for memory problems. The only way I got to this was by pressing the down button when booting with windows recovery disk via dvd drive.. and when it stated press any button to boot. when I press down it gets to this..

Is my hard drive fried? Can this be rectified?

Answer:Blue Screen of Death? Can't load Windows

can someone please help me on this?

I tried other methods i have found on this forum such as running the memem86 program but it kept running for hours and nothing.

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My HP mini 210-1080nr stopped working yesterday. It loads a blue screen with sun rays and no text. Tried f8 repeatedly during startup to get safe mode, but it just beeps a lot. Can get to some diagnostic stuff by hitting esc during start up, but not sure what it means. Coincidently, a couple hours later, my desktop crashed, so I am thinking virus not hardware issue. Can start desktop in safe mode with networking and am trying to resolve, but not sure what to do with this netbook. Netbook is running windows7. It is 18 months old, and I replaced the battery last month.
 

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Stop: C0000218 ( Registry file failure )The registry cannot load the hive ( file )\systemroot\system32\config\softwareor its log or alternateBeginning dump of physical memory.Physical memory dump complete.Contact your system adiminstrator or technical support group.Originally my computer crashed and I was getting the above message.  I was instructed to use this set of commands: ren c:\windows\system32\config\software software.oldcopy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config to restore my PC but I was made aware that I my need to reinstall all my applications which I did.My computer is better now however now I'm having problems connecting to certan websites. Some tell me I need Active-X?!   Others time i get a message the says my security settings wontt allow me to view this sight.   Other time I click on a link and another internet explorer window opens and nothing loads. The screen stays white. Also everytime I try to save a website as a favorite I get a message that reads something like:? Cant not save the file " Website name" Catastropic failure.Im sure all this has to with my system crashing a few weeks ago when I had to recover by using the commands mentioned above, but maybe like all my applications do my internet settings have to be that be reset ??What happened to the nice young man Allan who was helping me ??Thanks in advance. You gave have been great......

Answer:Can not load the hive>>

Hi!Personally I don't trust System Recoveries. They work but not very effectively. Its better to install a fresh copy of Windows, otherwise, not all problems are sorted out on re installation esp cases like yours. Yours is a result of corrupted system files which are corrupted mostly because of viruses. The best you can do for you to surf without problems is install another browser like Firefox. Most viruses attach the windows media player and browser (Internet Explorer). You can be a victim. Alternatively u can use Opera or Netscape Navigator. The idea is to use another browser apart from Windows Internet Explorer.By the way, what anti-virus are u using?Best wishesEdgar

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I have an acer aspire one d150. I t ried turning it on and the windows load screen blue bar just keeps going and going and wont ever load windows. I tried loading in the set up menu with last known good configuration and get the same thing, I tried loading with safe mode and get a blue screen "windows is starting up..." but it doesn't start. what can I do to get this working again? thanks*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/98/ME to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*

Answer:Windows xp wont load past screen with blue bar.

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Recently I installed a new usb 2.0 hub and a removable hard drive. This itself had been giving me errors over the weeks, random blue screens etc, but it wasnt a major problem. Today I decided to start up in safe mode to fiddle with some more settings (I did this from the msconfig file), and the pc stayed on the 'Shutting down windows' screen for a long time. Eventually i decided to turn it off manually. Now on restart regardless of whether I try and boot in safe mode or normal mode or last good config, I get a blue screen before the splash screen. I noticed in safe mode, it always blue screens in the same place whilst the drivers are loading up, so I think its a corrupt driver (I had previously tried to uninstall the drivers for my hub in order to reinstall, but the confirmation dialog screen would hang each time, thus the safe mode restart). its a STOP error 0x0...07B. Is there a way to somehow disable certain drivers, bearing in mind i cant startup, and I cant find my XP installation CD (how annoying!!!!).

XP Professional
IBM Thinkpad T30
 

Answer:Xp blue screen on startup, cannot load windows in any mode

seems you've fiddled your way out of a computer, assuming selecting 'last known good configuration' won't boot either
 

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Hi, been wondering for a while if anyone can help me...

My xp system will not load past the blue error screen which appears after the computer has shut down suddenly or improperly.

Regardless of what actions you choose to take (safe mode, most recent settings...etc) the system simply goes past the blue screen, onto the windows logo loading page, where the loading bar moves for around 10 seconds, before returning back to the blue loading page.

So far I have tried leaving the computer for as long as a month unused whilst I was abroad, removing the battery for various amounts of time, and leaving the computer running for as long as a day.

In the absence of a recovery disk, I have no idea how to get it back to form, and would welcome any hints or suggests, bearing in mind I am no computing genius (If you had'nt guessed). Preferably, without loosing my irreplacable pictures and videos stored on the hard drive, however that is only preferably,

Thanks, Jay

Answer:Windows XP, will not load past blue error screen

Hi

It looks not good buddy? if the Windows OS does not start even using the safe mode then I don?t think you will be able to run the OS without new OS reinstallation. :(

To backup the data from HDD I recommend connecting the internal HDD to the external USB HDD controller and to save the data from HDD on another computer.

Then you could try to reinstall the OS on your notebook using the Toshiba Recovery CD

Cheers

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Windows XP won't boot on my netbook anymore. The error is:
stop: 0x0000007e (0xC0000005, 0x89A75AB3, 0xf78e6B98,0xf78e6894)

The netbook is a stock MSI U100+ wind and the only upgrade was extra ram.

Things I have tried but have made no use:

- removed extra ram
- can't run safe mode, it just goes to the bsod
- did manage to get into the system restore screen but restore did not work, just went back to the bsod

Any ideas anyone?
 

Answer:Windows XP won't load - MSI Wind U100 - blue screen

Can you get into the bios? Set all to default setup. Remove all but one memory module.
 

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Please help, As soon as I turn on the comp it goes straight to this blue HP screen. cant press any buttons , f8, esc = it doesnt work. Even when i put in a vista startup cd, it doesnt read it. it doesnt do anything. SCARY!!!! please help. i dont know what to do, any ideas. I guess i will have to take it to someone....

Answer:[SOLVED] HELP!!!!! Fuzzy blue screen, cant load windows

Hi and welcome to TSF try reseating your ram.also try tapping F2 on boot and change the first boot device in your bios to CD\DVD and then F10 to save and exit then try booting from your disc and run a repair

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Good Day MGeeks - Cannot start my Dell PC. when turned on get:

STOP: coooo218 {Registry File Failure}
The Registry cannot load the Hive (file):
\systemroot\system32\config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.

Is this fixxable? Can I use the Recovery Console?

Thx,
Acktom
 

Answer:Cannot Load Hive at Startup

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545
 

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How do I do this?If my understanding is correct, I can get all my programme reg data using keyfinder but all it shows are the MS program ones.

Answer:load hive in keyfinder

Without that hassle, Belarc will give the registration keys for many more than just MS programs.

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hi, so just 30 min ago i was running c cleaners wipe free space, and i left my laptop not realising the power connector had came out. so when i returned my laptop was off. when i try to boot backup i get error 'cannot load the hive file' and startup repair is asking for username and password under other user? i have tried booting in safe mode and still get the hive file message. i do not have the bood disk anymore and not sure if there is any restore points left after a recent virus attack that iv just recoverd from.

can anyone help me here is is my laptop simply done with

thanks for any responces in advance

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My XP machine will not boot!!I have an HP Pavillion a1330nAthlon 64 (S) 3800+ 2.4 GHz 2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second) Socket 939ChipsetATI Radeon Xpress 200Motherboard Manufacturer: Asus Motherboard Name: A8AE-LE HP/Compaq motherboard name: AmberineM-GL6EWhen trying to access recovery console I get this error message on the BSODstop: c0000218 {registry file failure} the registry cannot load the hive (file):/systemroot\system32\config/security or its log or alternate. it is corrupt, absent, or not writableAt first I thought I was screwed, but then I had an Why not remove the HD and try to access it on another machine SO... I removed the hard drive and put it in an enclosure, hooked it up to my laptop, a Vista machine, and all of the files seem to be there, I can access most of them, I have tried to access a program but was unsuccessful; probably because the effected drive is from an XP machine.Is there any way to access and fix the registry while attached to the VISTA machine?Can I just install another HD on the XP machine and run the recovery tool on it then transfer from the external?I have been trying to find a fix for this for about 6 days now and am really getting frustrated. The HD manufacturer wants about 300USD to download a bootable diagnostic tool.ANY help you wise sages can give to this poor ignorant fool will be greatly appreciated.So to summarize:I can get into BIOSI cannot get to recovery w/o the BSOD.No boot to safe mode.This all... Read more

Answer:Cannot Load Hive File

Well...I think I'd try a repair install of XP first...it's cheap, takes little time, and may save you that cash.

As for editing XP from another system...no, Windows won't allow that to happen.

Various files can be tranferred from one boot drive to another successfully...but none of the programs installed will carry over to the second drive. There are persons who say that such CAN be done, but I've not experienced their success.

If you don't have a MS XP CD, just remember that...as long as you have a valid license (OEM) for your HP system, you can use a burned copy of any OEM MS XP CD to install/repair, along with your MS/HP license.

The chances of anyone not knowing anyone with an XP Home CD...is pretty small.

Louis

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HELP!!!

I have a big problem, and want to solicit some advice before taking the next step.
I am not a techie admin, but working at home as a competent user, but with limited hardware and software tools to hand.

Problem.
WinXP pro SP2, Dell laptop (ie limited hardware options), very standard set-up, C0000218 error, cannot load hive file.
Starting in SAFE mode, or SAFE with command, or LAST known config, all fail with C0000218 as above.

I have daily user data backed-up to a USB drive, so no problem there.

I have a full copy of c:\, AND a full backup of c:\windows from Dec21 on the USB drive.
However, there is no hive file ('software.' is that correct??) on either backup. Viewing hidden and system files is enabled.
I can now see that I should have used the system files option separately. (Why doesnt XP do this at boot time anyway, for autorecovery??)
I also have no EBD....

Using an NTFS4DOS bootdisk, I can 'see' the 'software.' hive file size 23Mb, so there is disk and file integrity.
CHKDSK shows no errors at all.
The .SAV file is from 2000, probably how old th m/c is, and only 630k. Therefore I think of very limited use here.

I tried to make a copy of the file before tampering.
COPY generates a 6.8Mb file (only!! - is this a big clue??)
COPY /b /v still only generates 6.8Mb, but gives no error code.

Other than than, the system is untouched.

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Answer:Cannot load hive file...

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Hi,
I have laptop running vista 32bit & yesterday it displayed blue screen on startup.
Cannot load hive, systemroot\system32\config\software.
I have the original vista disc to proceed with repair but the trouble i am having is once i insert disc to drive & then switch on laptop it does not start the cd.
I have changed the boot order in BIOS & also tried the cd drive in a different pc & checked the disc to see if that works correctly.
Any help & advise would be greatly appreciated.

Oh & i am not tooooo great with the computer language, i'm just a medioka nooob to this so take me easy.
Regards
Richard Ivory

Answer:cannot load the hive (file)

Hi, If you can change the boot order to cd rom 1st, I assume the BIOS see's the cd rom drive? You say you have a copy of Vista, is it a MS DVD?

Maybe when you boot you miss the need to watch and "press any key" when prompted. Any copy of the Vista dvd (32 or 64, depending on what you have) will do so see if you can borrow one.

You need to get into the RE (repair your computer) and select command prompt.Even though your message references software the other Hive's will need to be rebuilt. Follow these instructions:-


? Boot from Vista DVD
? Get in to WINRE
? Open command prompt
? Enter the following commands to fix the issue.
We need to determine what OS the RE assigned a drive letter to (not always C) so at the x sources prompt type:-
Code:
bcdedit |find ?osdevice?
press enter (use the returned OS drive letter in the following cmds (assume C:).

Press enter after each cmd, you will type what is in RED.
C:
cd windows\system32\config
C:\windows\system32\config> ren default default.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren sam sam.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren security security.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren software software.old
C:\windows\system32\config> ren system system.old

C:\windows\system32\config> cd regback

C:\windows\system32\config\regback> copy default c:\windows\system32\config
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Hello
I just built a computer this night, and when i booted it up, it ran smooth for about 10 minutes. i just remember getting comfortable then looking up and the screen was black. i left it alone for a minute but eventually reset it. now it ALWAYS takes me to the "Windows failed to boot..." blah blah you know start windows normal, safe mode, etc. i have tried all those, but it always loads for a minute and then says something about not loading the "hive" file and dumping physical memory. but the screen flashes so fast i cant read it. then it reboots and does the whole thing over and over. now keep in mind, i built this so i used Windows Vista Basic for Builders. i tried to start my computer with the system disk in it, but it did nothing. im getting rather frustrated...


PLEASE help. this computer COULD be a beast, if only it would work...

Answer:Cannot load hive file???

if it is somehow possible run a chkdsk on your hdd if you chose safe mode with command promt you should be able to to this or if a boot cd something liek the WT DVD or the ultimate boot cd

another thing you can do is try and boot with the option disable automatic retsart on system failure the maybe you can do a little touble shooting and try to getthe dump file
How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging

and here is a kb on the problem "The Registry cannot load the hive"

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Almost every time I start my computer I get the "windows couldn't load properly" blue screen message. I have the option to repair, continue, or to restart. When i restart the computer loads up fine. The computer is a dell xps 15, which is brand new and has no other issues thus far. Any ideas/help would be much appreciated.

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Hey MG! First time poster, here, though I have used the forum as a resource before. Anyhoo, here's my issue.

I was installing some new drivers a few days ago and my computer received a blue restart screen (not really out of the ordinary). When it tried to restart, before it got to my login screen, the blue screen popped up again and the compter automatically restarted. It gave me the option to go back to a restore point, so I did, but that doesn't help anything. Luckily, I can log in using Safe Mode with Networking. Any tips on how I can get this up and working again?
 

Answer:Windows 7 will only load in Safe Mode, blue screen when trying to boot normally

The System Restore you did, was that to a point before you updated the drivers? That should have reset the drivers to the old version.

If not, can you (in Safe Mode) go to task Manager, and roll the drivers back individually?

If that still does not help, what are the details of the blue screen?
 

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Last night laptop (Satellite L500 19Z; Win 7 64 bit) crashed whilst playing CIV4. Got a blue screen of death; before I had chance to read any of the error messages on it the machine rebooted.

It loaded windows in safe mode fine then, and informed me as it had loaded safe mode OK the problem will be related to some recently installed software and I should uninstall programs I'd installed until it would load normally. As it was late last night I shut down and thought I'd sort it in the morning (in retrospect this may have been a mistake ....).

Today, when the machine tries to boot up it attempts a Startup Repair; unfortunately this fails every time and it says "Startup repair has tried several times but still cannot detemine the cause of the problem"

I looked at the log it produces but it passes all the individual tests.

I also can't access the advanced options for system recovery & support, which appears on the Startup Repair dialog box as it demands I be logged in, which apparently I'm not (presumably as the machine never got to the windows login screen before trying the startup repair). The error message reads "you must be logged in to access system recovery options. If you are having trouble logging in please contact your computer administrator for assistance. please click OK to restart the computer."

I've had a go at booting into the various advanced options (safe mode, safe mode with command prompt etc. but the outcome is the same). ... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen of death - now can't load Windows (even in safe mode)

Hi there,

Pitty you can't retrieve the HEX code
From this side I think your HD or register is corrupt, and you'll need to reinstall the whole system

Good Luck

Message was edited by: Praepositus

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Hello there =)A friend of mine built me a computer in September, and its never had a problem before, but over the last week or so it kept cutting out. First it cut out into blue screen while playing skyrim. Then it did it just while surfing the internet, and today I left it on the desktop to see if it would do it without running any programmes and it went to blue screen after only 5 minutes. I tried to boot up the PC just now and it didn't even load windows. The computer was on, but my monitor wasn't picking anything up!The error message said something like 'windows has shut down to protect your computer from further damage', I can't remember exactly what it said, and now I can't even start up the PC to double check! Any help would be greatly appreciated as I worked my arse off to buy this computer and I was just about to complete skyrim!Thanks,Rosie. X

Answer:blue screen error showed a few times while in use, now windows won't load.

few ideas .... 1. have you tried loading to safe mode, see if that gets you anywhere. 2. do you have a windows disc?

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Hi,

ok have pc with Asus MOB D33005 with a Mator ATA Model-6L100mo 100GB SATA 150 HDD. Which is running Win xp. Can't tell if home or Pro version. Anyway It boots up checks everything starts to load win xp kinda flickers and goes back to the beginning. Screen where you see America Maggatrends. And I have the options to load safe, etc..Tried them all and keeps going back to the beginning. I think its the bootloader.ini that is the problem. What do you think?

Thanks in advance,

dco69:wave
 

Answer:pc boots starts to load windows then blue screen for 2 secs

Hi,

It is not the boot.ini file. If it were you wouldn't even get the Windows splash screen. If you google XP boot loop you will find a zillion hits but I have never seen a clear resolution to the problem. Do you have an XP installation disc available? This non destructive rebuild is the most likely for success from what I have read.

Edit: You say it blue screens. From the list of Safe Mode options, you can try Disable Restart on Error to see if it will let you read the blue screen.
 

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Okay, so here's the deal. I had Windows Service Pack 2. Everything was just lovely, then I decided to FINALLY upgrade to Service Pack 3 because some high end Adobe products I was installing suggested it for better compatibility. Aiesh, so I took the plunge and tried to upgrade to Windows Service Pack 3. I was smart because of all the horror stories though and did a full backup up all my data including system state, etc. I set a system restore point, the whole nine yards. I upgraded with no problems but when the computer restarted it do so, got past POST, and the windows boot or load screen popped up with the loading bar. . . but windows never loaded! A lot of people report having problems where it get's past the windows load screen and just keeps cycle rebooting. Or it'll load to the user selection screen/welcome screen. This is not me, I am simply stuck at the windows load screen. (Picture below for reference)


So, I booted into safe mode with networking, searched for help EVERYWHERE and couldn't find any. -=/ By the way, I could boot into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and safe mode with networking. So I used my system restore point that had made before the SP3 upgrade and now I am typing to you from the comfort of my Service Pack 2. But this ticks me off because I want SP3 on my system for the sake of those Adobe programs and just because I can't get the dern thing on there it bugs me. Does anyone have a suggestion for me as to WHAT is stopping me from have ... Read more

Answer:Installed Windows Service Pack 3 Now Windows won't load past Windows Boot Load Screen

Hi sirdanceal0t,
I had a similar problem when Windows XP SP3 was released it was only designed for Intel processors, so if you have a AMD processor it will cause your system not to load, if you are running a AMD processor if i were you try and get back to the System Restore Point or if that fails reimage your pc and just before installing SP3 looks for the patch/fix for your processor model, then install SP3 and it should all be fine.

On the other hand if you have a Intel processor i woulldn't know what to advise.

Swain90

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Last week I was playing Tom Clancy's: The Division when the game unexpectedly crashed. I reloaded the game, played for a few more minutes, and then my entire PC locked up and then crashed to a blue error screen with a face stating that "Windows has encountered an error and needs to restart". My PC then restarted, and the HP Omen X Logo screen came on stating "Attempting Recovery Repair". The screen then would cut to another blue error screen, and the whole process would start all over again. When it would do this it would give me three different error codes each time a blue screen would come up. The order appeared to be random.The three error codes I would recieve are: "0xc0000145"  "0xc0000142"  and "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" Again, this process of switching between error screens and the HP logo "Attempting Recovery Repair" screen would loop for about 5 or 10 minutes before ending with a completely black screen. My PC will not boot in Safe Mode and Factory Restore from the HDD partition ends up going to the aforementioned error screen loop. I contacted HP about my situation and they have sent me USB recovery media unit. However, when I try to boot from the USB to do a clean install I am again met with the same error loop. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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I was performing a chkdsk on a laptop that was having some strange problems. The owner told me it would take a couple tries before it would boot up. He said it would either freeze or show him a "media disconnected" message after post. But once he got into Windows finally, it seemed to be okay. My first thought was that the hard drive was going bad. I scheduled a chkdsk and rebooted the computer. About 15% on the last step, something happened and the laptop shut off. When I turned it back on, I get a BSOD after it begins to load Windows. It does this when trying to boot into safe mode as well. It reboots immediately after the BSOD so I can read or write down the error. I am currently using hard drive recovery software called Spinrite to check the hard drive. The hard drive seems to be fine. What could this problem be? Is the controller on the MB going bad?
 

Answer:Laptop shut off during chkdsk, now blue screen everytime Windows tries to load

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Hi all,

Hopefully I have posted in the right area.
My laptop which is around 6/7 years old now (it's an Acer Aspire 5532) - with Windows 7, recently updated in the background.
On screen pop up was displayed stating a restart was needed.
I selected the restart now option but since then my laptop has not started properly at all.
The boot will begin and I will then be displayed the following blue screen:
STOP: c000007b {bad image}
Exception Processing Message c000007b Parameters d33f0 0 0

I do see slightly different errors on the blue screen (different error codes after the c000007b one) at the times but the laptop never boots successfully.
I have followed the Windows startup repair tool which unfortunately didn't resolve the issue.

I am able to boot in safe made, where I tried to uninstall the recent update but this did not resolve the issue.
Also, System Restore on my laptop seems to be disabled so I am not able to restore to an earlier point.

Some laptop details (if it helps):
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-42 1.60GHz
4GB RAM
220GB HD (59.3GB free)
Win 7 - Service pack 1

Is there anything I can do to get my laptop back to working order without reinstalling Windows entirely?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Windows 7 doesn't load - STOP: c000007b blue screen is displayed

If you can get to your BIOS check to see if your hard drive is listed. if not then more than likely its failed and will have to be replaced. thats the first thing i thought of since what you have tried so far hasnt worked.the fact that the computer is about 7 years old the hard drive might be the culprit.
 

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This just started happening last night. Earlier that day I bought a 160gb seagate external HD at Fry's for 50 bux and was moving tons a files over to it (for about 3 hours). At one point I cancelled uploading and rebooted fine, but later that night my girlfriend did the same thing and rebooted and XP will not load... not in safe mode. I didn't install anything with the external HD as it was Plug n Play and I didn't install any new programs yesterday either...

I don't have a Win XP CD either (or boot disk). I guess my first action will need to be to buy Win XP and try a system recovery?


Is there any way to find out what is stopping it from loading?

I also switched the memory sticks with some other memory and that did nothing...

I'm at a loss :l

Answer:Windows XP won't load passed the load screen...

ap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration
if that's no good boot into the recovery console and try
fixboot

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Dear Geeks--

My HP Vectra VL 400 won't finish one boot cycle before flashing a BSOD and immediately rebooting, in an endless loop.

The process is accompanied by an ominous noise from the HD: Swip, swip, swip, swip, tweeee/click. Swip, swip, swip, swip, tweeee/click. (Repeat ad nauseam.)

The BSOD gives the "registry cannot load hive" error message. I do not have the rescue CDs that came with the machine.

My question: Is there some way to repair the hive by booting from a CD or floppy? If so, any links to downloadable freeware for such a fix?

Thanks for any advice!
 

Answer:Win 2000pro endless reboot: cannot load hive

DoctorWho said:



Dear Geeks--

My HP Vectra VL 400 won't finish one boot cycle before flashing a BSOD and immediately rebooting, in an endless loop.

The process is accompanied by an ominous noise from the HD: Swip, swip, swip, swip, tweeee/click. Swip, swip, swip, swip, tweeee/click. (Repeat ad nauseam.)

The BSOD gives the "registry cannot load hive" error message. I do not have the rescue CDs that came with the machine.

My question: Is there some way to repair the hive by booting from a CD or floppy? If so, any links to downloadable freeware for such a fix?

Thanks for any advice!Click to expand...


I'd recommend you start shopping for a new HardDrive, it sounds like the current one is on its way out...
 

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Downloading registry cleaner and ran it and it said restart i did and now i have a blue scrren

*cant take a pic dont have camera but ill google a pic and just post the techincal info thats different"




same message im getting but i dindt get the dll error he did

but the tech info i get is

Tedchincal Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFA8008EF0B30, 0xFFFFFA8008EF0E1, 0xFFFFF80003181510)


thats all i get under tech info the pic is just to show what type of blue screen im getting


also i CANT boot from cd i dont have a option to when i restart pc i even tried going into bios but no option to change boot pattern or anything.....


specs-
Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

sorry for link but best i could do since i dont know pc spec off head but this is one i bought i went into my recently bought

Answer:pc dont load past windows sign blue screen crash+cant boot from cd

As the help you need is more repair OS rather than crash debugging I've mored this to General discussion where somebody should be able help.

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PC info from another thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1014881-media-center-not-working.html#post8088791

The other day, a blue screen error appeared on my PC about ati2dvag/infinite loop. I looked online for help and came across a number of different forums. Most of the responses stated that possibly my driver needed updating.

From looking at the Display Driver in the Device Manager, I was able to see that I have an ATI Radeon X1550. I went to the amd website to update my driver and whilst doing so, I got a message saying it couldnt locate a specific file. Then the installation wizard appeared and I followed the steps but then I got a message stating that the one I have installed is not digitally signed and it could affect the performance. I had no idea what this meant but the warning message put me off so I cancelled it.

I then tried to open Media Centre but I was unable to watch live TV because I kept getting an error message the video card had an error or was not installed properly so I went back to the Device Manager and the icon on the first drive indicated the device had been disabled (red x) and the second driver indicated the device wasnt responding/working properly (exclamation mark in a yellow triangle) so I reinserted the installation CD and opened setup. It was successful so I tried to open MC again but I got another blue screen error.

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Answer:Solved: Blue screen error/driver is disabled/desktop PC wont load windows normally

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Hi. I have a problem. As the thread title indicates, my laptop cannot get to the Welcome Screen. Windows Repair loads fine, and I am able to do minor editing tasks there. I have had this as an issue for a while now, and I just figured out that the laptop in question, a Dell Latitude D531, has had the Registry tampered with. Firstly, the permissions on several Registry items were screwed up horribly. That has been fixed thanks to SubInACL and this guide here, but it still won't load the Welcome screen. My registry backup (HKLM/Software) is at my Skydrive here.

The backup was performed in Windows Repair mode (Press F8 at BIOS, Repair Windows, Command Prompt, regedit) after the permissions were fixed. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Cannot load Welcome screen. Someone messed with my registry.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MC4444


Hi. I have a problem. As the thread title indicates, my laptop cannot get to the Welcome Screen. Windows Repair loads fine, and I am able to do minor editing tasks there. I have had this as an issue for a while now, and I just figured out that the laptop in question, a Dell Latitude D531, has had the Registry tampered with. Firstly, the permissions on several Registry items were screwed up horribly. That has been fixed thanks to SubInACL and this guide here, but it still won't load the Welcome screen. My registry backup (HKLM/Software) is at my Skydrive here.

The backup was performed in Windows Repair mode (Press F8 at BIOS, Repair Windows, Command Prompt, regedit) after the permissions were fixed. Any help is appreciated.


Hi MC4444,

Please check this link below which should help you resolve this issue:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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Please excuse my stumblings at this I am a first time user. Firstly, XP would not boot - No Software file or corrupt message, from second/dual version of XP it was noted that the Software hive file - in ..../config/Software, had an ECC/Data error when attempting to copy. Restore older/save version and the system then booted the original system BUT obviously without all the capabilities and setups of my original system, hence I would have to reload everything etc.

My question is what is the easiest way to recover this file, or at least get back as much as is possible from the file whilst creating a mirror/new version of it. Is there a freeware data recovery tool available.

Your help would be most appreciate.

Regards
DelBoy

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Hello,
I'm fighting against a Registry error at boot of Windows XP, on a notebook.
After Windows Logo loadbar, on Windows XP Home sp2, i get the error

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \systemroot\system32\config\SOFTWAREClick to expand...


I tried everything:
- sobstitute the hive file SOFTWARE (and SYSTEM) with the original one (I loose everything)
- remove a wireless device that made crash the system even before this problem
- use CCleaner to execute an integrity check and repair the registry
- use a restore point (but I don't have none valid)
- manually copy the SOFTWARE hive from a non-visible restore point
- execute a checkdisk outside the notebook (on another PC)
- execute "sfc /scannow" command to restore the system files (and registry maybe?)

Nothing worked.

My only chance is to find the keys & values that are causing the problem in the registry hive.

Notice that I don't get any error if I reboot in Safe Mode with Network.

What else can I do?

Can I try something else before formatting?
I have to repair before tomorrow .....

Thanks for any help,
Pictor
 

Answer:Recover from corrupted registry hive (SOFTWARE)

Check suggestions here..
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830084

You will need a Usb Dvd drive.

Formatting may be your only option.
Most Notebooks have a recovery partition - an F key at start up.
All data, files will be lost, as it returns the system back to factory settings.
 

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Windows Vista. I am trying to load a software application from a CD. When I click on the auto run I get the following error:

K:\hm\setup.exe
The operating system denied access to the specified file

I logged in as a regular user and an adminstrator and get the same error.
 

Answer:Access denied trying to load software

If your login is a user/administrator or administrator, try opening drive K: (don't use autorun) and right clicking the setup file and choose "Run as administrator."
 

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I am running two operating systems Win 98 and Win 2000 on Dell laptop. Suddenly Win 98 will not load. Blue screen only. However Win 2000 Loads O.K. Both systems are required for different apps and have run perfectly side by side. Have not changed or upgraded anything recently. Any idea'sCaptain.

Answer:Win 98 won't load - blue screen

Unfamilar with multi-boot, but can you run scanreg /restore on the W98 bit? In other words can you select W98 and THEN do the F8 routine?

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Hello, well about 2 months ago I built a new about 2 months ago and I just started having this problem (Everything was running perfect before this) - specs are as follows

CPU: E8400 @ 3.00 GHZ
Video card: Radeon 4850
MB: Asus PK5E/Wifi - AP
4 Gigs dual corsair ram
OS - Vista x64 bit home premium
Okay so today I was playing a PC game and every 30 sec - 60 sec the game would freeze from anywhere between 10 sec to over a minute. While it was frozen I could still move my mouse but the game was unresponsive. I thought it was just the game but it started happening while I was surfing the internet as well. What I thought was weird was that I could sometimes alt tab to another program which wouldnt be frozen but after some time that program would freeze as well. A few hours later while I was testing the game to see if it worked the computer became totally frozen and I was unable to do anything not even move the mouse. I restarted the computer but right after vista loading bar loads I get a blue screen that says beginning dump of physical memory. This constantly happens ive tried many times now and its making it so I cant even get to my desktop.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but the same thing happens. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be? Thanks for your help
 

Answer:Blue screen after vista load bar

Did you go to the Corsair memory site and match the exact model number ( not speed) you are using to that motherboard?
Most blue screens are cause by bad or incompatible memory so you need to run memtest 86 first and bear in mind you need to run 4 full tests and each test has 8 full passes so you need to leave the pc alone for 3-4 hours. If any errors show up at all, then you have the issue and BTW, I have seen an awful lot of bad memory from Corsair recently, the other thing though is the same is true for Asus boards for the last 2 years in my experience so I never recommend them anymore.
www.memtest.org
 

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So I play League of Legends regularly, and recently have been getting blue screened every time I load into a game. I can do other things on my computer without issue, but once I load into a game I get a blue screen. If someone could walk me through the steps required to diagnose my problem then that would be ideal. I assume you'll ask for my PC specs so I'll go ahead and list them, any response is appreciated.

HDD : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com
DVD: ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black - Newegg.com
Mobo: MSI 870-G45 ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com
GPU: MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit Video Card - Newegg.com
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply - Newegg.com
RAM : Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA1339 - Newegg.com
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX - Newegg.com
Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

Answer:Blue Screen When I Load Into a Game

What does the blue screen message say? Does it give a stop code and file name?

Your TR2 430W PSU is a low quality model, not suitable for your HD5770 graphics card, and could be causing problems when the computer is put under stress. What are the temperatures and voltages in BIOS?

Do you have similar problems with any other games? If it's just LoL, have you tried patching to the latest version or fully reinstalling the game?

If LoL loads straight into a saved game, the save could be corrupt. Test this by loading an older save or starting a fresh game.

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My laptop loads at the beginning (where it has a progress bar scanning from left to right) then immediately after that a black screen comes on briefly then a blue screen quickly flashes and the system keeps resetting itself.

I have tried to put the Vista disk in to try and repair it, but it says it cannot automatically repair it. When I select System Restore through this way aswell it says that it has successfully restored the compute, however when it restarts to load up again it crashes again at the same part.

Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance!

Btw, it's currently running on an Inspiron 1520 with Vista Home Premium.
 

Answer:Vista won't load and blue screen comes up.

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I had purchased a few Lenovo A55 Desktop series PC. Model 9265 LTU.   I made them members of my domain. User's desktop will not load. After log in to Domain, just blue screen appears and icons are not loaded. I have updated the latest drivers and patches. I have set power setting to always on. I have tried with and without hibernation.

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Hi. Ok so I was on my laptop(vaio about 2.5years old, i can try to get you the specs if that will help) not doing anything abnormal, just surfing the web and watching a video i believe and my computer froze. I tried crtl+alt+delete but nothing and tried to get the start button up but nothing so i shut it down by holding the power button.

I then tried starting it back up. It took me to the 4/5 option list of
Safe mode
Safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
an advanced thing starting from last known good configuration
normal

I did normal because that is what i normally do and when it starts up it doesn't load past the black screen with the green loading bar and the copyright windows and the year.

So i shut it down again and tried safe mode. In safemode it did the blue screen thing and so i tried it again and now it just freezes in the "loading windows files" screen with a list of Loaded: /windows/system32/drivers/(then various drivers). the last one is always crcdisk.sys then at the bottom is a Please wait...

If i do the command prompt safe mode open i get the blue screen with the a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

some more text about if this is the first time etc. then

Technical info:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x85CAZBD0, 0xC00000BS, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I honestly have no idea what to do!! I might be able to get a windows disk and... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen and I cannot load f8 options

unmountable boot volume is your hard drive .I belive your HD is shot but it could be a bad sector or crupt data. try an advanced thing starting from last known good configuration

if you can get into the recovery console you might be able to run ckdisk to ckfor disk errors.
you can load win 98 dos to a ram drive download for a usb and boot from it.
then get a program called ntfs4dos as the hd is formated in ntfs and wont be visable to dos with out software to mount it. to recover any data you have on the drive and move it to the flash drive (usb)
or f disk the drive in dos and reformat to fat 32 then reinstall windows and reformat again.
 

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Hi, I've been getting random BSOD's for a while now, this most recent time I'm trying to put an end to it. The message was...

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP: 0X000000D1 (0X00000003, 0X00000005, 0X00000000, 0XF7616D72)
IdeChDr.sys - Address F7616072 base at F7612000, dATESTAMP 3D99EAC3

The load time is very long at the moment and in the past when trying to get rid of all traces of mcafee/symantec I haven't been able to. Any help appreciated.

ComboScan v20070221.16 run by Luigi on 2007-02-25 at 17:42:36
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created restore point.
Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as Luigi.exe) -------------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:43:09 PM, on 25/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
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Answer:Blue Screen - Very Slow Load

Here is the Activescan results from Panda and the Supplementary file from comboscan is attached.


Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/cydoor Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\cd_clint.dll
Adware:adware/navhelper Not disinfected c:\program files\NavExcel
Potentially unwanted tool:application/mywebsearch Not disinfected hkey_classes_root\clsid\{147A976E-EEE1-4377-8EA7-4716E4CDD239} ... Read more

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Hey there, my computer has recently decided to break. What happens is my pc loads up as usual and then when it gets to the xp loading screen with the bar it blue screens and restarts itself, i got annoyed with it and left it on restarting for about 18 hours hoping that it would sort itself out but it didnt.

another thing is that i get the option to load last settingss that worked or start in safe mode ect. but i can't select any of the options, my keyboard decides it doesnt want to work on that screen, any ideas?

thanks

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I am trying to download a purchased copy of the Chicago Manual of Style software. I have successfully been able to load this onto my laptop which is running Vista Home Premium, 32 bit Dell Inspiron.

The problem: I have attempted to load the same software on my desktop (HP Pavillion a6220n, 32 bit, Vista Home Premium). My computer will not allow the disc to be loaded. I receive the following error message:

C: \Windows\SYSTEM 32\CONFIG.NT. Error Code 0x0. You do not have sufficient privilege to access this file. See your system administrator. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Although the software does not indicate it is compatible with Vista, it loaded perfectly on the laptop. I can only guess that my desktop recognizes that the program is not Vista compatible or it needs a patch of some sort. If so, I couldn't find it on the University of Chicago's Manual of Style web page. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Access Permission Denied When Attempting to Load Software

Right click the setup icon and click run as administrator.
 

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Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

Answer:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

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My son is playing runescape on the web and gets this error.

System in running Windows XP SP2

any ideas? Goggle searches seem to indicate that a 16 bit program may be having issues with Xp but nothing I can place my fnger on to fix.

Any help appreciated

Thanks

Answer:Win16 subsystem load failure cannot load critical screen resources from wow32.dll

Look at this link, scroll down to Correcting the WOW32.DLL Application Error in Windows XP
http://support.mfm.com/support/troub...run/wow32.html

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Hi,
 
Laptop is a Samsung R510 running Vista.
 
When it is switched on, it gets stuck on the Samsung BIOS load screen. The F2 (Setup) and F4 (Recovery) buttons don't work unless they are pressed straight away. But when they are pressed it says 'Please Wait', but nothing happens.
 
I have changed the CMOS battery, but it hasn't helped.
 

 
I have also taken the hard drive out and turned it on, still the same.  Each RAM stick has been tried on its own, and it is still the same.
 
Can anyone help?

Answer:Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?
 
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button.

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Recently I was trying to update music on my ipod when my computer shut down windows and displayed the blue screen that tells you to shut off the machine. Now everytime I try to start it up again it goes to that screen. I tried booting to safemode and using a system restore point which seemed like it was going to work, but during the restore process, the blue screen of death popped up again. Now I can't access safe mode either. Can you help me? I could simply reformat, but there is data on the machine that I want.
 

Answer:cannot load window, blue screen of death

What operating system? Did you note the BSOD code. What happens when you try safe mode? What hardware are you on..specs pls..
 

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Okay, over the past few weeks my PC would randomly crash and then go to a blue screen!
i had stupidly ignored this, now my PC will not load after the start up repair!
if i choose to start windows normally it will just go to a black screen and not load...
or if i choose to start windows start-up repair it will load for a few seconds and then go to the blue screen!

i have tried other things like safe mode, which doesnt work! as it freezes when loading the drivers
i have tried a recovery disc, which done nothing!

any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Cant load vista (blue screen errors)

I had something like this on my computer. It could be something wrong with the hardware such as motherboard or hard drive. What model is your computer?
 

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Hi- Extremely frustrated. Have searched google on the works pc for ages but found no answer to my problem- please somebody help me before I pull my hair out! Apologies if this doesnt make sense...

I switched on the PC (Have a dell with xp) to find a blue screen with the usual bladee bla and asking me to do something to anti virus .. run chkdsk /f and then a code: STOP: 0 X 00000024 (0 X 00190203, 0X8239C2CO, 0 XC0000102, 0X00000000)

Well I would run chkdsk /f but cant!

It wont load in safe mode/last known figuration etc.. just reverts back to the blue screen.

Most sites seem to sugggest running the XP disc. When I put this in, I press F12 as soon as I get the PC on, then 4, then any key to boot from Cd. Then a screen which says Press Enter to setup XP, Press R to enter the recovery console etc.. However when I press either Enter or R the screen appears as though its doing something for a brief second, but sticks on the same screen for hours with a message on the bottom saying : Examining 152587 mb Disc 0 at ID 0 on bus 0... It didnt do this last time i had a blue screen problem about 6 months ago, just loaded up staright away.

So I am stuck. Either it goes back to the blue screen or it supposedly examaning something. Is it supposed to take ages?! I tried F8 and all the Safe Mode/Config options. If there was another way to run chkdsc /f I might be ok but I really haven't got a clue and seem to be going round in circles.

Any help that doesnt just say boot from t... Read more

Answer:blue screen, cant load xp disc properly etc..

Welcome to TSG....

Well you might not have installed anything but more than likely something might have. There are virus's that will write to the hard drive in such a way that it will permanently mess up the drive and actually destroy it.

Right now I would suggest to remove the hard drive from this computer and install in another computer as a slave drive and see if it can be accessed, if it can be accessed I would take the time to manually backup all of my important data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive. When this is done I would use the OS preferably Windows to format this hard drive before putting it back into the Dell computer - this will hopefully eliminate anything nasty on the drive. After this you should be able to do the clean installation to this drive.

Here are some articles that may help

Dell - Procedures for Reinstalling or Upgrading to Windows XP
http://www.djdenham.com/Install Procedures.htm

Dell Ordering New Recovery/Installation disks On-line
http://support.dell.com/support/top...d=0A6DDE26E66F36C7E0401E0A5517368C&redirect=1

How Do I Create a CD Containing My Operating System with the Dell™ OS Recovery Utility?
http://support.dell.com/support/top...rt/dsn/en/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&dn=1091713
 

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Thanks in advance for the help. I was having some issues with google redirect and various viruses and malware, so I ran a combination of PC Tools Spyware Doctor and Malwarebytes on top of my Trend Micro Titanium. Malwarebytes found a few minor things and fixed them, and PC Tools found at least 4 high risk trojans. I ran the fix there and rebooted, and since then I cannot get back to my desktop even in Safe Mode. I've tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt as well as attempted to do a system restore (which fails), but all this does is create a loop of attempted repairs and restarts. I see the blue screen of death error flash anywhere from 1-5 seconds before the loop is initiated again. Basically, the end result is the suggestion to simply shut down the computer.

I wanted to post the dds and other prerequisite programs to generate the logs you need, but I'm unsure of how to do this since I can't use my computer. I do have access to a second computer in case I need to save any of these programs to flash drives.

Appreciate the help.

Windows 7 Operating System
Trend Micro Titanium
Malwarebytes
PC Tools Spyware Doctor

Answer:OS Load/Repair/Blue Screen Loop

Lets give it a try. You will need a USB Flash drive.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Click on Repair your computer menu item.Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand PromptSelect Command PromptIn the command window type in notepad and press Enter.The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.The tool will start to run.When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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Hi.
My system (win7 ultimate 64 bit - clean install) was running stable until a few months ago.
At almost every start in the morning it freezes og goes into Blue Screen (last time it said: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) just after load.
I usually keep restarting 3-10 times until it gets stable again and I can work on the machine the rest of the day. Can anyone help please by giving me advice on how to analyse on whates going wrong and how to fix this?
In advance: Thanks!

Answer:System freezes or goes into Blue Screen after load

Hi.

You dont have any nimidumps in your folders.

You must enable minidump Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Wait for a new crash and reupload the crash\bsod folder.

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Configuration: Dell Inspiron 600m Laptop, 1.7 GHz Centrino, 1 GB RAM, 60 GB HDD, Windows XP Professional SP2.

My ADSL download speed started to fluctuate lately, so yesterday morning I was running PingPlotter on my computer when I got the dreaded blue screen: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. I turned off the computer and restarted it but then it would not be able to load the operating system (got stuck after the Dell opening screen).

I then booted from the Windows intallation disk and selected "Repair" and ran the chkdsk /r command. It took about two hours to complete and it finished with the message that it found one or more errors on the volume. After this, I was able to login into my account. So, I downloaded Norton Ghost 12.0 (trial) to attempt to back up the entire drive. Since I have never used this program, I thought I should read the help first and, while doing so, I got another blue screen: KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR. Once again, the operating system would not load.

Again, I ran chckdsk /r from the Windows disk. It got stuck overnight at 3%, then I restarted and the operation was completed after two hours or so, with the same message ("...found one or more errors on the volume"). So, I could again log in but could not start Ghost (some error reports that a file is corrupted or missing). I was also not able to start Nero (something wrong with a 'COM' file or module) to try to back up files.

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Answer:Solved: Could Not Load OS After Blue Screen in XP Professional

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Hi. Ok so I was on my laptop(vaio about 2.5years old, i can try to get you the specs if that will help) not doing anything abnormal, just surfing the web and watching a video i believe and my computer froze. I tried crtl+alt+delete but nothing and tried to get the start button up but nothing so i shut it down by holding the power button.

I then tried starting it back up. It took me to the 4/5 option list of
Safe mode
Safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
an advanced thing starting from last known good configuration
normal

I did normal because that is what i normally do and when it starts up it doesn't load past the black screen with the green loading bar and the copyright windows and the year.

So i shut it down again and tried safe mode. In safemode it did the blue screen thing and so i tried it again and now it just freezes in the "loading windows files" screen with a list of Loaded: /windows/system32/drivers/(then various drivers). the last one is always crcdisk.sys then at the bottom is a Please wait...

If i do the command prompt safe mode open i get the blue screen with the a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

some more text about if this is the first time etc. then

Technical info:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x85CAZBD0, 0xC00000BS, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

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Answer:Blue Screen of Death and I cant load in any of the F8 options

sorry i posted this in the wrong location feel free to delete it unless you can help. sorry again!
 

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You know the blue screen that says Microsoft Windows XP. I'm using Virtual Box and havent had a problem since I installed it 1.5 years ago but today I woke up and couldn't get past this screen. Any ideas?
 

Answer:XP wont load past blue screen

try hitting f8 on start up to access safe mode options

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
 

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Hi i have wiondows 7 and need to boot into safe mode to run a antivirus software, when going into safe mode it starts to load but then gives me a blue screen and goes off after 3 seconds. Below i have provided a picture of the error message and a video of what my problem is ( click the last picture of the black screen and that will load the video):









From the above could anyone be able to tell me what is faulty or how to fix as every other mode is fine but not in safe mode or safe mode with networking.

Thanks

Answer:Blue screen when trying to load in safe mode

Try this: Ray Woodcock's Latest: Windows 7: EUBKMON.SYS Error: Driver Unloaded Without Cancelling Pending Operations

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Good day, I have a Gateway MX3562 Notebook w/ XP loaded. This was brought to me to fix as my brother could not get XP to load.

When I received it I started it, XP Black loading screen started and then timed out with the STOP BLUE SCREEN Error..

STOP COOOO139 Enter point not found Setuindowtext could not be loaded in the dinaomic Link Library user32.dll

At that time I I restated by F8 safemode, would boot to safemode then time out before anything loaded on desktop by once more the "Blue Screen Errors" after many attempts to rebot in both XP normally and F8 safe mode, I had 0 success..

I then booted to the Gateway Recovery CD and attempted to repair. when trying to copy files from Disk it timed out bluescreen error "not_equal_or_less" Also, note when trying to copy files from recovery disk there was MANY files that failed to copy with error " Failed To Copy Extracting Process".. I assumed this was a disc problem. I bought a Brand New Sealed recovery disc and the same errors.

At this time I bought a XP Pro ver of Windows. I deleted the current drive at time of installing and attempted to load XP Pro. It would 100% Format then go to copy file process and would not copy MANY files. I had the option told retry and or skip the file. I did both many times and end result was always a BLUE SCREEN error..

I was reaching, thinking (maybe) the WIN XP Pro disc was corrup so I bought a WIN XP Home disk. SAME PROBLEM!.. some of the files... Read more

Answer:STOP (blue screen error) Win XP does not load

Also, when useing Gateway recovery CD it tries to fix by copying files, when copy starts it gets LOTS of these errors "Problem in extracting process: File:WINDOWS\inf\infcache.1
 

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i have vaio fw499
i was in net and something has been download and ..... bluescreen come
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFD2, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFA6000C4A6000)

iaStor.sys- ADDRESS FFFFFA6000C4A267 BASE AT FFFFFA6000C03002, DATESTAMP 4805479B
my system load and after 2,3 second blue screen comes and is restarting
WHAT AM I DOING PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Answer:my system load and after 2,3 second blue screen comes and is restarting

Helppppp plz f1 ...f1

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First, a blue screen.I halted "physical memory dump" (oops??)Have since tried to recover with, FAILED:A. Recently burned SP3 XP-Pro boot disk supplied by full time computer repair man 21 yrs in biz.B. BitDefender recovery isoC. Kaspersky recovery isoD. Ubuntu on CDE. Ubuntu on flash driveall above failed to boot even when I used boot menu numerous times to make CD or flash first to load. Ran Dell's utility to scan HDDs. Read test did NOT run, but no errors. Everything else passed. CD drive passed.Am at limit of my knowledge. Consider myself below intermediate knowledge. Now what, please? (Thank you!!)

Answer:Blue screen->can't load iso from flash or CD drive

<<First, a blue screen.>>

What was the detail of the blue screen message?

Louis

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Laptop is about 3 years old and has been working okay. I tried to turn it on yesterday and got a blue screen saying "unsurmountable boot volume". It suggested I restart if this was the first time it had happened or press F8 if it wasn't. I have seen this screen in the past (not v often) and been able to restart with no problem. This time I got the blue screen with same message each time I tried to restart and could not press F8 or do anyting else as it would not respond.Any advice? I am not very technically minded and wondered whether its worth taking it to a laptop place?

Answer:Blue screen when trying to load Dell laptop

Sounds like a damaged hard drive that can't be read by the BIOS or, less likely as it's a laptop, a damaged cable. Do you have any boot cds?

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