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Weird vista problem driving me nuts!!!

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by yfas29, 5 Mar 2008.

  1. yfas29


    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 88

    Location: Leeds UK

    Hi all,

    I really hope someone can help me as I am going insane with this. for the past few weeks I have had this problem where by when I try to boot my Windows vista system I am told that my registry is corrupt or missing and that I should insert my vista disk to repair the instalation. Which I duly do. The repair then just restores the system to an earlier good state and all is fine. however after 2 or 3 days the same thing happens again but this time as well as the registry being corrupt, I also have to repair tons of disk errors with chkdsk. Once again after doing all this everything is fine again.

    This has been happening every few days for the last few weeks and I have absolutely no idea why. I have run endless virus and root kit scans and come up with nothing. I am completely up to date with updates and all latest drivers.

    One other problem I have noticed is that IE 7 tends to freeze for about 40 seconds when I try and shut it down, but other than that everything seems fine.

    please please please help me get to the bottom of this.
  2. Final8y


    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 12,193

    Location: London, Ealing

    Run everything at stock speed for a week or more after you repair.
    And if you still get problems maybe the harddrive is on the way out.
  3. carrera4


    Joined: 1 Feb 2008

    Posts: 5

    I had a similar problem and was told the only real answer was to do a clean install. I hedged for ages but had to bite the bullet in the end, and my problems went away. (fingers crossed)
  4. superplay


    Joined: 3 Nov 2005

    Posts: 602

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    You could take a look at the reliability monitor and trace back to see if that can hightlight what changed at about the time that the issue stated

    Control Panel / Administrative tools / REliability and Performance and then click on the Performance/Reliabilty monitor.
  5. yfas29


    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 88

    Location: Leeds UK

    Ok guys, I knocked everything back to stock and was using as normal. Last night I came to boot up the system and got the same message that the system registry was either missing or corrupt and to repair using the vista dvd. After the repair which just restored to a working point everything was ok.

    I have taken a look at the reliability monitor in control panel, which shows the various boot failures on the dates they happened, but thats about it. I don't really know what else to look for. Anymore ideas please?:confused:
  6. Mattus


    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 10,911

    Location: London

    Sounds like hardware to me... either dodgy RAM or your hard drive is on its way out. Test your RAM using MemTest and check the HD using the utility from the HD manufacturer.