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Anonymous
May 11, 2005 2:20:49 AM

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Hello all.

I am posting this in the hope that SOMEONE out there can help me.

I recently received a computer from a client who couldn't start up their
PC, and I did a registry recovery after getting the stop: C0000218
{registry failed to load} (or close-to) error message on boot-up which
indicated a faulty registry in some way.

After putting the new (or rather old) registry in place, it booted into
windows just fine! The only problem was that the USB ports weren't working.
My powers of deduction kicked in when the USB keyboard/mouse wouldn't work!
The only problem is the PC has NO PS/2 ports, and only USB, so I need
USB to work!

If I get into the recovery console I can type just fine, and the light
on the front of this wireless keyboard flashes when I type.. But if I
let Windows boot-up, as soon as the loading screen comes up the flashing
stops, and USB seems to go down.

Is there someway I can get a device manager to work in the recovery console?
How about installing various hardware or kicking off a hardware-driver scan?
Is there someway I can get to a command prompt instead as it's much more
powerful! - The only problem is it can't be in safe mode as that's just
windows in safe mode - which also shuts down the USB drivers/whatever.

I'm trying to paddle upstream, in the rain, with my paddle being turned
off every time I boot into windows - and with no USB support I can't
type or use a mouse.

Thank you for any help you can give!

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Tr0n²
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Anonymous
May 11, 2005 2:40:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

If you have a WinXP CD you can try a Repair Install. Pay close
attention to Step #3
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


"Tr0n²" <old486whizz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 5r8jf$pvs$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello all.
>
> I am posting this in the hope that SOMEONE out there can help me.
>
> I recently received a computer from a client who couldn't start up their
> PC, and I did a registry recovery after getting the stop: C0000218
> {registry failed to load} (or close-to) error message on boot-up which
> indicated a faulty registry in some way.
>
> After putting the new (or rather old) registry in place, it booted into
> windows just fine! The only problem was that the USB ports weren't
> working.
> My powers of deduction kicked in when the USB keyboard/mouse wouldn't
> work!
> The only problem is the PC has NO PS/2 ports, and only USB, so I need USB
> to work!
>
> If I get into the recovery console I can type just fine, and the light on
> the front of this wireless keyboard flashes when I type.. But if I let
> Windows boot-up, as soon as the loading screen comes up the flashing
> stops, and USB seems to go down.
>
> Is there someway I can get a device manager to work in the recovery
> console?
> How about installing various hardware or kicking off a hardware-driver
> scan?
> Is there someway I can get to a command prompt instead as it's much more
> powerful! - The only problem is it can't be in safe mode as that's just
> windows in safe mode - which also shuts down the USB drivers/whatever.
>
> I'm trying to paddle upstream, in the rain, with my paddle being turned
> off every time I boot into windows - and with no USB support I can't type
> or use a mouse.
>
> Thank you for any help you can give!
>
> --
> Tr0n²
> --
Anonymous
May 11, 2005 4:29:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

See if this is any help
http://www.digitalwebcast.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?...


"Tr0n²" <old486whizz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 5r8jf$pvs$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello all.
>
> I am posting this in the hope that SOMEONE out there can help me.
>
> I recently received a computer from a client who couldn't start up their
> PC, and I did a registry recovery after getting the stop: C0000218
> {registry failed to load} (or close-to) error message on boot-up which
> indicated a faulty registry in some way.
>
> After putting the new (or rather old) registry in place, it booted into
> windows just fine! The only problem was that the USB ports weren't
> working.
> My powers of deduction kicked in when the USB keyboard/mouse wouldn't
> work!
> The only problem is the PC has NO PS/2 ports, and only USB, so I need USB
> to work!
>
> If I get into the recovery console I can type just fine, and the light on
> the front of this wireless keyboard flashes when I type.. But if I let
> Windows boot-up, as soon as the loading screen comes up the flashing
> stops, and USB seems to go down.
>
> Is there someway I can get a device manager to work in the recovery
> console?
> How about installing various hardware or kicking off a hardware-driver
> scan?
> Is there someway I can get to a command prompt instead as it's much more
> powerful! - The only problem is it can't be in safe mode as that's just
> windows in safe mode - which also shuts down the USB drivers/whatever.
>
> I'm trying to paddle upstream, in the rain, with my paddle being turned
> off every time I boot into windows - and with no USB support I can't type
> or use a mouse.
>
> Thank you for any help you can give!
>
> --
> Tr0n²
> --
Anonymous
May 11, 2005 4:41:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Rich Barry wrote:
> If you have a WinXP CD you can try a Repair Install. Pay close
> attention to Step #3
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
>

Thanks alot for replying!
I forgot to mention in my original post that the repair install option
doesn't come up like it's supposed to.
It asks me whether I want to install to the NTFS partition (C:)  and then
warns me against multi-booting. Asking whether to continue (C) or
quit(esc?). So the repair option isn't available.

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Tr0n²
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