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Windows 7: Registry corrupts after restarting, every time.

23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Registry corrupts after restarting, every time.

So I'm on my 6th fresh install. Install is on a brand new 10k rpm HDD, installs perfectly fine. Windows boots up. All is well. Works great, run some windows updates, all is well. But once I reboot the computer, Windows boots directly into that repair utility and tells me the registry is corrupt. I cannot restore to a back up, the repair utility does not work.

Only solution has been to reformat/partition and do another fresh install. With the same results.

I'm thinking one of the windows updates is causing this. I tried rebooting without installing any updates. Works fine. Anyone have any idea why this is happening?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What are the updates? Maybe post a screen shot of all the ones you're installing. And you could also take a good look in the Event Viewer, see if you can find any relevant information about it and post that.

There's also Disk Check you could run.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Disk Check found no errors.

I'm currently installing them one by one and rebooting after installing to try to narrow it down. These have been sucessfully done so far:

Attachment 32759

This is the last of the Important Updates (though I've seen someone have an issue with it so I may do the Optional ones first.)

Attachment 32760

And the Optional Updates to go:

Attachment 32761

I think there's usually a few more but my unactivated time is up, already wasted one activation over this crap.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Oct 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

Leave the Raid controller and ACPI utility updates for last. One of them could potentially be responsible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Alright, a few interesting things.

After installing the Realtek driver (Which should be the integrated audio driver) this popped up. I just selected recommended. I don't think it's an issue.
Attachment 32763

The SB Audigy Driver installed no problem. Same with the Samsung (Monitor) Driver.

The graphics driver failed (partially, Nvidia control panel functions just fine which was installed by that). Failure screen:
Attachment 32766

Windows 7 did not boot properly and took me to the repairer. It reverted it to a previous restore point (Oddly enough, it I say yes, restore: it fails to and I'm forced to reinstall Windows 7 BUT if I tell it no: it restores and allows me back in). It greeted me with this screen:
Attachment 32764

Also through previous testing Windows Media Player had stopped working, so I tried to open it after this misboot and got this screen:
Attachment 32765

I did not try to install the Raid controller and ACPI utility yet.

After the restore it put me back to this state on updates:
Attachment 32768

And of course, media player will not load and the only way to fix it is to reinstall Windows 7.. Sigh.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86

Locate and install KB974817 to upgrade and repair WMP at the same time. If you already did that anytime previously, uninstall the KB974817 and run the patch again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What build of Windows 7 is this you're installing, and where did you get it from?

Have you looked in the Event Viewer at all for any relevant information there?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Purchased directly from Microsoft via Expertzone.

I'm not finding an official source for KB974817, only torrents. Hopefully I'll find a legit one.

What is this Event Viewer you speak of?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #9

7600.20510 x86

Torrents are good for this. It's a WU patch from Microsoft. You can't fake those or tamper. I'm sure it's possible but out of the realm of anyone that would care to bother. I'd upload you my copy but I'm x86.

You won't find it "legit" as it was released by underground and not public.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

From the search bar, enter event viewer, and navigate to the apps section... if there are any critical errors, then take a screen shot using the snip tool and upload it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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