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  1. #1


    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)

    Windows 8 crashed or something


    My computer goes straight to an error message after the BIOS,
    "The operating system couldn't be loaded because the system registry file is missing or contains errors
    File: \WINDOWS\system32\config\system
    Error code: 0x0000225"

    chkdsk /r says there are no errors and sfc/ scannow won't run, says it was not about to start.

    All this happened after I woke it from sleep, got stuck on the lock screen so I turned it off and on and at first it was stuck in an endless auto repair boot loop.

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  2. #2


    Hi ZenixNet. Have you tried booting with install disk to repair? I'm on my phone and can't look up, but look in tutorials section on this to make sure you don't lose installed programs or lose personal files first.

    Hope that helps.
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  3. #3


    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)


    I tried the automated repair from the install disc and it still could not fix the problem. Is there a more manual repair or another type I can try?
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  4. #4


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    If you bought the computer with 8 installed, give me your computer make and model, please.
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  5. #5


    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)


    I upgraded from Win 7 Home Premium to Win 8 Pro (Dell XPS 15 L502X)

    Also I manged to open the error file that automatic repair makes:

    Code:
    Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
    ---------------------------
    Last successful boot time: ‎10/‎30/‎2012 4:09:24 PM (GMT)
    Number of repair attempts: 20
    
    
    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = D:\WINDOWS
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 125 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 31 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 1453 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 63 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 93 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 63 ms
    
    
    Root cause found: 
    ---------------------------
    Registry is corrupt.
    
    
    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = D:\WINDOWS
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 125 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 31 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 1438 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 78 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 78 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 78 ms
    
    
    Root cause found: 
    ---------------------------
    Registry is corrupt.
    
    
    Repair action: Registry roll back
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 984 ms
    
    
    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    Session details
    ---------------------------
    System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
    Windows directory = D:\WINDOWS
    AutoChk Run = 0
    Number of root causes = 1
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Check for updates
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: System disk test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk failure diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 125 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Disk metadata test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 31 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Target OS test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 110 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Volume content check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 1375 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot manager diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: System boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Event log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 78 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Internal state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 78 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Boot status test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 31 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Setup state check
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 16 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Registry hives test
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 578 ms
    
    
    Test Performed: 
    ---------------------------
    Name: Windows boot log diagnosis
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 0 ms
    
    
    Root cause found: 
    ---------------------------
    Registry is corrupt.
    
    
    Repair action: Registry roll back
    Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
    Time taken = 984 ms
    
    
    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
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  6. #6


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    OK stuff you want to save?
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  7. #7


    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)


    I believe I have all my important documents but I still would like to avoid clean install if possible, but I fear that is my only option.
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  8. #8


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    OK lets try to avoid install.
    Can you boot in safe mode and get to system restore, if so go back to good times.
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  9. #9


    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)


    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    OK lets try to avoid install.
    Can you boot in safe mode and get to system restore, if so go back to good times.
    Nope, when I try to boot into safe mode I get the same error.
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  10. #10


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    This is really not good, indicates potential hardware problems.
    Turn off computer, boot, hear any beeps?
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