Registry File not found

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Phat Ham, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    My roommate went to a website that really f'ed up his computer. I'm not sure what happened, but whenever he restarts it says something to the effect of "registry file not found" and then goes to a grey screen. Restarting into safe mode still just ends up in a grey screen. Anyone know what to do?
  2. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    format C:\ :p

    that is NOT a joke hope he didnt have anythign valuable on there
  3. The registry is basically a map of your computer for windows. it lists file paths for searching, hardware configurations, software requirements, etc. once it's corrupted or gone, you're reinstalling windows. you'll also have to reinstall all the software on the computer, since the new registry windows sets up doesn't have any of the software info.

    ever heard the saying "don't put all your eggs in one basket"? Microsoft hasn't.