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    registry errors

    first of all, my computer is very prone to restarting because of inconsistent energy flow in my house. it will just restart out of nowhere.

    last night my computer restarted and it pretty much didn't come back except for a black screen with the error message that told me that "\winnt\system32\config\system" was either damaged or missing.

    i followed this Knowledge Base article all the way until it told me to reboot in Safe Mode and go to a system restore point; every time i try to boot Safe Mode, i have absolutely no functionality of my keyboard and mouse. i tried both the USB type of mouse and the older type of mouse.

    for your knowledge, i am running Windows Media Center Edition 2004 (which runs on ntfs, if you haven't guessed.)

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    At what point did you insert you mouse and keyboard?
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    i originally tried using a USB mouse and ps/2 keyboard. that's where the problem started. so i swapped the USB mouse for a ps/2 mouse and the same thing happened. then i changed my BIOS settings to not look for/recognize any USB devices. and don't worry, i didn't "hot-plug" my devices; every time i switched them i made sure to shut down the computer and do it.

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    Weird...sounds like Windows is still corrupt somewhere along the line. Have you thought about backing up all your stuff and reinstalling?

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    i REALLY wish i could do that, but i have no access to Windows or any way to get anything off of my computer. maybe i'm just blind to some mediums of doing that, so if you have any ideas, tell me.

    also, here's an update of my status: i've run chkdsk, and other countless commands and last night i put in my XP disc and told it to repair my installation of XP. so obviously, it does. then i reboot my computer and the XP installation comes up and it says that it will take 37 minutes. every time that it gets down to 35 minutes, the hard drive stops all activity and i'm forced to just turn it off.

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    I've had times where an OS is so badly damaged that nothing will repair it - it won't boot, repair from the recovery console etc. What I say do is to get another computer, put the hard disk in that then back up all your data then take it back to your machine and then reinstall windows. However if you get a new hard disk, or create a new partition on the existing hard disk, install windows on it and then access your data off it

    However if the hard disk just stops and doesn't do anything, it sounds faulty to me

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    "However if you get a new hard disk, or create a new partition on the existing hard disk, install windows on it and then access your data off it"

    haha. wow. i seriously had not thought of doing that. when i ran chkdsk, it found no errors and to be sure i checked to see if all of my music and pictures were still there, and they are. however, that could just mean that they're just corrupted. haha.

    oh well. thank you for your time and support! i appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raulphzxie
    oh well. thank you for your time and support! i appreciate it.
    no problem


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