Registry problems following Windows XP Repair

  tallboy 17:48 28 Jul 09
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I recently had to do a Windows XP Repair Install to fix a Master Boot Record problem. The PC (a Mesh 1.4GHz Athlon) is generally working OK now - once I have got it going correctly. However, I am concerned about two types of error messages that are re-occurring with increasing regularity.

One is a pop-up message that tells me that a particular file in the registry is corrupt and that I should run chkdsk - which I have done a number of times now. In all cases, this has fixed the offending problem - but surely I shouldn't have to do it in the first place if all was well.

The second (which has occurred about four times) is a message saying 'One of the files containing the System's Registry had to be recovered by use of a log or alternative copy. The recovery was successful' (Thank heaven!)

Following the most recent occurrance of the second message, I looked in the event log for errors - and quite a few were listed. On the next posting I have included all the errors for my most recent startup, in the hope that someone much more technical that me can spot what the problem is and advise me how to fix it. (It didn't occur before I did the XP Repair Install!)

Thanks.

  tallboy 17:49 28 Jul 09

Error message created:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Ntfs
Event Category: Disk
Event ID: 55
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:00:12
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume C:.
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Data:
0000: 06 00 00 00 02 00 4e 00 ......N.
0008: 02 00 00 00 37 00 04 c0 ....7..À
0010: 00 00 00 00 32 00 00 c0 ....2..À
0018: 18 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:00:18
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
The ASPI32 service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
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Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7024
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:00:30
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
The Windows Search service terminated with service-specific error 2147749155 (0x80040D23).
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Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7034
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:00:33
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
The NVIDIA Display Driver Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
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Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:00:33
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
DCOM got error "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. " attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{7D096C5F-AC08-4F1F-BEB7-5C22C517CE39}
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Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7009
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:00:33
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the Windows Search service to connect.
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Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:00:33
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
The Windows Search service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at click here.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7024
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:02:50
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
The Windows Search service terminated with service-specific error 2147749155 (0x80040D23).For more information, see Help and Support Center at click here.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7024
Date: 28/07/2009
Time: 17:03:02
User: N/A
Computer: HOWARD
Description:
The Windows Search service terminated with service-specific error 2147749155 (0x80040D23).
For more information, see Help and Support Center at click here.

  Graphicool1 18:02 28 Jul 09

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After you did the 'Windows XP Repair' did you put back the Mobo drivers from the CD that came with your PC?

  DieSse 18:54 28 Jul 09

Sounds possible the hard drive is going to the great hard drive heaven in the sky.

MBR problem - Registry corruption - file structure corrupt and unuseable - are all hard drive issues.

RAM errors can cause similar problems but my first bet would be the hard drive.

You can run comprehensive tests with for example Seatools, if it's a Seagate drive. Other drive mfrs have similar tests.

  tallboy 09:34 29 Jul 09

Thanks for the replies Grapicool1 & DieSse.

Pardon my ignorance, but what are Mobo drivers? When I did the XP repair install I simply let the XP installation disk run through all the processes it has to do and then ran a check on Microsoft updates followed by updating drives using DriverMax to ascertain what needed updating.

The applications I had previously seem to work OK (although I have yet to try them all), with the exception of IE8 - which is a bit ironic seeing that this is a Microsoft program! This worked OK once I re-installed it.

The hard disk I am using (which I think is a Maxor) is only about 3 years old, so if that is failing, it hasn't lasted long! I'll check on the receipt for it (which I still have) the exact make & model and see what software the manufacturer can offer for checking it out. I'll also check to ensure that the RAM is seated fully in its sockets.

If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know. (Ironically, this morning the PC started up without a hitch.)

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