Windows-Registry Recovery

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Custer, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. Custer

    Custer Guest

    Just got the following message on bootup. Running XP Home with SP1.

    Windows - Registry Recovery

    One of the files containing the system's Registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful.

    Is this something new with SP1? I've had a lot of trouble with "STOP: c000218{Registry File Failure}" errors in the past and was wondering if MS might have actually fixed something.
     
  2. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  3. Custer

    Custer Guest

    hummm... first time I saw it was after applying SP1. So much for thinking that MS fixed something!
     
  4. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    custer - did ya read this? Check out the last sentence of this paragraph.

    RESOLUTION
    NOTE: The hotfix that is described in this article automatically repairs the registry during startup, but does not display any notification of this process. If you import a damaged registry hive, you may receive a notification, and the recovery of the registry hive takes place as it imports.

    Could this have possibly been the case? IE: ya had a "bad" registry hive before you installed SP1?

    Or am I smoking dope or something stronger?? I admit I am not an expert in this field - just trying to help!
     
  5. Custer

    Custer Guest

    Oh... I must be the one smoking dope (actually 151 and Coke right now). That didn't register with me for some reason. Thanks!
     
  6. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    151 & coke - yummy!;)
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Download ERUNT to back up the registry. Just in case. Freeware.
     
  8. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I've got a similar problem, each time I restart I get a message saying

    ""One of the files containing the system's registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy""

    I click ok and it goes away, but re-occurs every time I restart. I've just installed windows XP with SP2 over a copy of 98 which isn't ideal but as this is my work PC I've got no other choice. Anyone got any clues?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    try running a chkdsk /f ans see if that does anything

    Try a system restore

    i've also read it might be a RAM issue