Boot problems



kah
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
I am running a HP Pavillion 5700 with windows xp home. At start up it begins
to load windows then goes to ablue screen with the folloiwng message:

"Registry cannot load hive(file) \systemroot\system32\config\security or its
log alternate. It is corrupt absent or non writable. Beginning dump of
physical memory. Physical memory dump complete"

It then reboots and continues the cycle unless turned off. It runs this
cycle even if I attempt a boot to command pompt, or safe mode, or whatever.
Have run a repair install the problem persists. Does anyone have any
solutions other than reformat. File back-up needs to take place before
reformat.
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kah

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
You need to replace the security hive it sounds like. you may be able to do a
parallel installation in order to retrieve data, then do a format & clean
install. You would need to boot into Recovery Console and replace the
Security hive in the %systemroot%\system32\config directory with the same
hive from the %systemroot%\repair directory. Expand the files needed from
your CD. If you only have a recovery cd, this is not likely going to work for
you...

"kah" wrote:

> I am running a HP Pavillion 5700 with windows xp home. At start up it begins
> to load windows then goes to ablue screen with the folloiwng message:
>
> "Registry cannot load hive(file) \systemroot\system32\config\security or its
> log alternate. It is corrupt absent or non writable. Beginning dump of
> physical memory. Physical memory dump complete"
>
> It then reboots and continues the cycle unless turned off. It runs this
> cycle even if I attempt a boot to command pompt, or safe mode, or whatever.
> Have run a repair install the problem persists. Does anyone have any
> solutions other than reformat. File back-up needs to take place before
> reformat.
> --
> kah

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
kah wrote:

> I am running a HP Pavillion 5700 with windows xp home. At start up it begins
> to load windows then goes to ablue screen with the folloiwng message:
>
> "Registry cannot load hive(file) \systemroot\system32\config\security or its
> log alternate. It is corrupt absent or non writable. Beginning dump of
> physical memory. Physical memory dump complete"
>
> It then reboots and continues the cycle unless turned off. It runs this
> cycle even if I attempt a boot to command pompt, or safe mode, or whatever.
> Have run a repair install the problem persists. Does anyone have any
> solutions other than reformat. File back-up needs to take place before
> reformat.

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from
Starting:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=307545

How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=822705

To backup before trying the fix install the drive as a slave drive in
another XP computer and copy the essential data.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Boot problems