Damaged Registry Repair and Recovery in Windows XP
When a registry hive becomes damaged, your computer may become unbootable, and you may receive one of the following Stop error messages on a blue screen:
- Unexpected Shutdown
This article describes how to disable common startup programs, settings, and drivers to troubleshoot issues in Windows XP. This procedure is known as “clean booting.”
This article describes how to recover a Windows XP system that does not start because of corruption in the registry. This procedure does not guarantee full recovery of the system to a previous state; however, you should be able to recover data when you use this procedure
This article describes how to troubleshoot configuration errors in Microsoft Windows XP by using the System Configuration utility (Msconfig.exe).
This article describes how to guard against a situation when it is not possible to start Windows or any other operating system on your computer. This situation can occur when Windows is installed on a computer that has an Intel x86-based processors.
This article shows you how to troubleshoot startup problems in Windows XP. After you follow the articles or steps in each section, try to start your computer to determine if the problem is resolved.
When you start Windows XP, you may receive one of the following errors:
When you attempt to start Microsoft Windows XP, the black startup screen may be briefly displayed, and then you computer restarts repeatedly.
When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:
When you start Microsoft Windows XP, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
After you upgrade to Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional, the Chkdsk utility program runs each time that you start your computer.
When you attempt to start Windows XP, the computer may appear to stop responding (hang) with an empty, black screen immediately after the power-on self test (POST) is complete and before the Windows logo normally appears on the screen.
When you start your computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the either of the following: Windows could not start because of an error in the software Load needed DLL’s for Kernel This behavior may occur if Windows XP or Windows 2000 program files are either missing or damaged
When you restart your Windows-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
When you attempt to start Windows XP, you may receive the following error message:
After you use the Windows Disk Management snap-in tool to mark your primary partition as active, the computer may not start, and you may receive the following error messages: (See article for messages)
On a Windows XP-based computer that is part of a workgroup and has the Fast User Switching feature enabled, the computer may start without displaying the “Welcome” logon screen.
When you attempt to start Windows XP in a dual-boot configuration, you may get the following error message:
You Receive a “System Has Recovered from a Serious Error” Message After Every Restart
If Windows XP restarts because of a serious error, the Windows Error Reporting tool prompts you to report the problem to Microsoft for troubleshooting purposes. Windows may begin prompting you to report this information every time you restart.