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Win8 FUBAR-update ruined-registry issue-reinstall useless

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    Win8 FUBAR-update ruined-registry issue-reinstall useless


    Well, I was asked to fix a several month old win 8 laptop.

    I was told it had been interrupted during an update and said no OS found, after getting permission I tried to refresh and when that froze (4% for an hour) reset. Then I loaded a copy of win 8 onto a usb to try a clean install, still nothing. I use a program to wipe it, then try a fresh install again. useless. I try installing win 7, same issue.

    No matter what I do I keep getting varients of this \windows\system32\config\system 0xc00000e9 and a message mentioning registry problems.

    Any ideas?
    Failing that is there any way to more or less erase the registry and start from scratch?

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    If you do a clean install you registry is replaced (along with everything else)

    0xc00000e9 tends to indicate a hard drive failure though which may not be good news.
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Win8 FUBAR-update ruined-registry issue-reinstall useless
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