Hive corrupt

Question

trying to boot up Sony laptop. Starts loading Xp then blue screen appears with\message: The registry cannot load the Hive (file): systemroot\system32\config\security or its log or alernate It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

How do I repair please?

Answer

This question was answered on March 20, 2008. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your best bet is to try to do a windows repair without formatting This way you should have all data and repair the file.

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Posted by Ryan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 20, 2008