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BSOD - Registry Error - Continuous Reboot

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Hi, writing on behalf of a friend whose computer won't boot into Windows. When you try to it has a BSOD and says that the registry is corrupt (photo below). From the boot menu I've tried every option, Last Known Good Configuration, Safe Mode (all variants) and Load Windows Normally. No matter which option is selected the same BSOD appears and the computer reboots. I have also tried booting from the Windows XP install disc, but even there the same BSOD comes up and the computer reboots. It loads all the drivers, but before it gets to the actual recovery console the BSOD appears.

He has Windows XP SP3, has not installed any new hardware or software recently and hasn't updated any drivers himself. Automatic updates were on, so that's all I can think of as the culprit for why this error has shown itself, otherwise there haven't been any recent changes that could explain this. The system has 4gb RAM and the hard drive is 500gb. I can get the specifics if need be, but it doesn't present like a hardware issue.

The internet tells me at this point his only real option is to buy a new hard drive, but I wanted to see if there were any solutions out there that I haven't been able to find.

Here's the photo of the BSOD:

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tap f8 when booting and try

last known good configuration
Thanks, tried that, but still getting the same error.
follow this

also check your hard drive

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive
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