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T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

2011-01-27, 0:35 AM

Hi,

 

I have an out of warranty T43. when I turn it on the screen remains completely black( no backlight). If i attach a external monitor I see that the computer is just booting over and over again. Safe Mode ect dont work. The blue screen pops up after each failed start. It says

 

TOP: c0000218 (Registry File Failure)

The registry cannot load the hive (file)

SystemRoot/System32/Config/SOFTWARE

its log or alternate.

is corrupt absent or not writable

 

I can access the Access IBM. Through this I can save the files from the hard drive. I tried the restore. But the restore fails immediately. 

 

Does this have the backup partition? Do i need some restore CD's? Is there a way to do this without losing the info on the computer? What step do I take now?

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Re: T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

2011-01-27, 3:01 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum!


Sounds like a dying HDD to me, to be certain I'd suggest burning PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD and run full diagnostic test.


Keep us posted.

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Re: T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

2011-01-27, 3:02 AM

Welcome to the forum!


Download and burn a PC Doctor for DOS CD from here, boot the T43 from it , run the complete diagnostics test and report back...


http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-56222


Good luck.

 

oooooooooooooops...Maliha beat me to it...:smileysurprised:

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




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Re: T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

2011-01-29, 18:43 PM

Hey everyone,

 

I ran the PC Doctor which was under diagnostics on the IBM Access Screen. 

 

FIrst I tried to run the full scan. But it kept asking for me to install a disc in drive A. I ran the quick test and everything passed fine. 

 

I then ran the fixed disk test. There was one error that said

Disk 0 Linear Verifying

217-160-000-20110129-46 Hard Disk Drive: Failed (Error verifying sectors 43541061-43541188)

(ECC error)

 

What does this mean? I have been able to get all my files off the computer with no problem.

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Re: T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

2011-01-29, 20:48 PM

That's a failing hard drive.


Start looking for a replacement.


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

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