We'll need the exact text of the error message in order to define this a bit more. Here's some links on how to find the information that we need:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry409491
In general, a BSOD with a registry error indicates one of three things:
1) The registry is busted
2) The file system on the hard drive is busted
3) The hard drive itself is busted.
Registry repair is pretty complicated, so let's leave that until last. But, you can try this free scan to see if it'll help the registry (but you've gotta get into Windows to use it) - http://safety.live.com/
So, you'll have to boot to some sort of OS in order to check the file system. Can you get into Safe Mode? Can you get into the Recovery Console (press R at the first screen during the boot from the OS CD)? Once into either one, you'll have to run "chkdsk /f /r" (without the quotes) to check the file system on the disk. If all of that doesn't work, then we'll have to try the next step.
This step (IMO) will be the one that will tell you the most. Go to the website of the manufacturer of the hard drive in the computer and download a bootable diagnostic utility (follow their directions to make a bootable CD out of it). Then boot the computer with the CD and test the drive. If it starts showing errors, then it's likely that the hard drive is toast - and you'll have to get a new one and reinstall the OS on that.
Let us know what you can get done and the results of what you find out and we can move on from there.
Edited by usasma, 21 June 2007 - 08:18 PM.
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