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BSOD After RAM Installation/Upgrade

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#1 phoenixx1218


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

So I have a laptop that I wanted some more memory in for photoshop. The model is ASUS k53-e. I opened SIW to check the supported frequencies and also how the ram in it was configured. Turned out it was 1x4GB not 2x2 so i could save some money. It has pc2 10666 in it so i ordered a 4gb stick of that so i can use it in dual channel. I opened it up and installed like normal, I've done this many a time. Put it back together boot and i get a BSOD. I restart and run startup repair thinking i may have hard reset but couldnt remember. Auto repair doesn't solve the issue but it tells me the registry is corrupted. I remove the new ram and try to but with nothing changed but no luck. Also tried with only the new ram and none=) figured it couldn't hurt. Last known good config and safemode both bluescreen so i go into command prompt via startup repair and entered the following.

cd C:\windows\system32\config
MD Temp
copy BCD-Template Temp
copy DEFAULT Temp
copy SAM Temp
copy SECURITY Temp
copy SOFTWARE Temp
copy SYSTEM Temp
ren BCD-Template BCD-Template.bak
ren SAM SAM.bak
copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\BCD-Template C:\Windows\System32\Config\BCD-Template
copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\COMPONENTS C:\Windows\System32\Config\COMPONENTS
copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\DEFAULT C:\Windows\System32\Config\DEFAULT
copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SAM C:\Windows\System32\Config\SAM
copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SECURITY C:\Windows\System32\Config\SECURITY
copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SOFTWARE C:\Windows\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SYSTEM C:\Windows\System32\Config\SYSTEM

All files were found and copied, the back ups were from a couple of days ago(today being when i installed the ram)but it still blue screens. I didn't run memtest because it was fine before the new stick and doesn't work without it now.

I have ~300GB of data on the drive and i could borrow a friends to save it and reinstall but im sure most of you know how annoying it is to resinstall all of your applications and reconfigure them.

Is there a way that i could recover my registry using a live cd?
How can i solve this issue without formatting my hard drive?

Any insight is greatly appreciated, i have a paper saved only to the drive due soon that i could just copy over but i don't yet have a reason to, please don't give me one =)

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#2 phoenixx1218

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Update, drive is not recognized as external storage device, waiting for ubuntu live now to try and get at the files but it seems to be taking longer than normal

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

Resolved by reinstalling windows...everyone can use a clean slate now and then anyway

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