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Dell inspiron 1420 startup error

\015 I have a dell inspiron 1420. i've had it for abou 1.5 years. i can honestly say i don't treat it very well: i'm a highschool student that procrastinates a lot so every late night i have is a late night for my laptop too.today i tried turning on my laptop, however, it got me to a black screen with grey text telling me: windows recovery error. it's saying stuff lke windows failed to start, and it's asking whether i should launch startup repair or start windows normally. when i launch startup repair, it tells me the problem cannot be solved and just restarts my computer. when i try starting normally, it goes to the black loading screen and then the screen just goes black and stays black. sometimes i get the occasional blue screen of death when i try the startup repair. it says:stop: c0000218 {registry file failure}the registry cannot load the hive (file):\\systemroot\\system32\\config\\DEFAULTor its log or alternate.it is corrupt, absent, or not writable.i tried rebooting it with my dell windows vista cd, and it lets me install vista except if i do i will lose all my files which i do not want to do. if someone could please help me that would be great!! thanks!!\015

Answers :

You need to cheat a little. First try to boot into safe mode by pressing the f8 key as soon as you hit the power (and keeping your fingers crossed on the other hand that it notices your doing this). Before you get too depressed just try booting into safe mode and then reboot normally. That may be all it take to fix it. Try this a few times before getting into the more serious fixes.
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\015\012If you can get into safe mode you can simply copy your files off to a usb data drive. Those will still work. You may be able to use the wired network card if you select safe mode with network access. But don't count on that. The cd/dvd will not work so you can't burn it to disk. A flash drive will work on the usb while a external hard drive that connect via usb usually won't as it needs drivers.
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\015\012The other way is to boot using a bootable cd. If you can get a vista install cd you can install over the top of your existing windows and retain your settings. If you don't know where everything is then you need to be a bit creative and use something like the demo Ubuntu cd that boots into a windows like operating system that will allow you to copy stuff over the network to the usb drive or the network.
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\015\012If you have a friend with the right laptop or desktop you can take the drive out and set it up as a second drive. When they boot normally they then can see your drive and just copy burn or move your stuff. This is what I do in the shop when the existing system is too messed up to work with. There may be the odd thing you won't get access to but you should get most of it.
Try this: Reboot and select Recovery Mode, then from the c:\\windows prompt type: chkdsk
\015\012Let it run through checkdisk then try it should boot up.
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