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Old 04-27-2009, 12:13 PM   #82
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Something in your PC is not working properly, as something has corrupt the registry file. It could be many things, like a bad driver, or faulty hardware, or just incompatible hardware. Could be RAM, could be hard disk, could be power supply. So if I were you, I wouldn't worry about the OS, but about the PC, as if it happened once it will happen again and you can't work reliably with such a PC.

However, you can try to repair the XP installation by booting from the install CD and choosing the "repair installation" option... maybe it'll work. Then run the check disk afterwards.

I would try repairing it and then immediately test the PC with some burn-in program like "Everest" for instance. Also, I would look up for any newer drivers for everything, especially the motherboard. Then, if the problem arises again, I would start suspecting one of the aforementioned - the hardware, not the drivers. Probably HD, RAM, or PSU unit.

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