blue screen, no vista, dos, safe mode

Gateway / M-6862
October 1, 2009 at 23:31:49
Specs: Windows Vista
this error is preventing me from opening Windows Vista, command prompt. Also, windows repair tool and chkdsk have no effect.(even though it says it has fixed the issue). With or without the Install CD.

stop: c0000218
{ Registry cannot load the hive (file):
\system root \System32\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent, of not writable.

Collecting data from crash dump...
Initializing disk for crash dump...
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 0
Physical memory dump complete.
Physical memory dump failed with status 0xc000009c.
Contack your system admin or technical support group for futher assistance.

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October 2, 2009 at 13:44:02
I have never tried it but in xp the solution would be to use a live cd to copy a prior or duplicate hive over. Othewise you would then go and try to install xp and use the install "repair" feature to basically check files and return to original xp's hives. Data and programs stay but since registry is wiped out you would then have to re-install programs.

There might still be a way to start to install Vista and at some point choose repair instead of the boot and choose repair option.

Wonder of you can use system restore point?? That might be a great way to try.

You can try to recover hive live.

You can use live cd to copy off data and so clean install.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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October 17, 2009 at 13:12:04

I take it the 2nd OS is working?
I also take in Safe mode on 1st OS starts to load then crashes to BSOD and reboots?
Try replacing the folder 'Drivers' found in system32 [back up folder 1st] with its counterpart from 2nd working installation
This is best achived if neither OS is working, I've done the exchange within the 'windows repair utility' how ever the simplest method is to connect the HardDrive containing the OSystems to another computer as 2nd HardDrive.

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