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One of the files containing the systems registry data had to be recovered

This can someone be the result of bad RAM or Video RAM. Try to change the video memory in the BIOs from the lower number (usually 32MB/64MB) to the higher number (64/128MB) if this does not work try the following below to repair the “NTUser.DAT” file that has become corrupted/damaged on the User Account.

First we have to reveal Hidden files & folders:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Documents/My Documents
  3. Click Tools
  4. Click Folder Options
  5. Click View
  6. Click Show Hidden Files, Folders, and drives.
  7. Click Ok

Now we have to create a new administrator user account:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click User Accounts
  4. Select New Account
  5. Set privileges to Administrator
  6. Now log out of the damaged account and login to your newly created User Account.
  7. Click Start
  8. Click My Computer/Computer
  9. Click on C:
  10. Navigate to Documents & Settings
  11. You should have a list of User Accounts on your computer shown; go into the “damaged” User profile folder.
  12. Right click ntuser.dat and select rename to: ntuser.bak (bak=backup)
  13. Open up a new explorer Window by clicking Start and choose My Computer/Computer
  14. Navigate to c:WINDOWSREPAIR
  15. Right click ntuser.dat and select Copy
  16. Go back to the damaged profile folder right click a blank space and select Paste
  17. Now log out
  18. Now we need to log back into the damaged User Profile again.
  19. Windows will now use the NTUser.dat file we copied across earlier to regenerate a new set of undamaged files, do not worry if your theme has changed or things don’t look quite right.
  20. Once the User Account has finished loading we need to log-out and switch back to the newly created account again.
  21. Click Start
  22. Click My Computer/Computer
  23. Click on C:
  24. Navigate to Documents & Settings
  25. Click on the damaged User Profile account
  26. Now right click the NTuser.dat file to:ntuser.old
  27. Right click the ntuser.bak file we renamed earlier and select rename and rename it back to NTUser.DAT.
  28. Log out of the User account and log back into the damaged User Profile, it should now be fixed.
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