Windows 7 registry is a repository which stores the configuration information of all the hardware and software installed on your system. Windows uses the registry file while creating or deleting user profiles, installing new software applications, checking the configuration of installed drivers etc. The system registry is divided into hives, which are predefined sections containing registry keys for specific purposes. Sometimes, users tend to remove a file or delete a program in Windows registry which was associated with another program. Generally, such scenario leads to an error message saying that the registry is corrupt. The other reasons that may cause registry corruption are virus attack, hardware problems, driver errors etc. This could make your system unbootable and you may face a critical data loss situation. In such situations, you should go for file recovery through a reliable third-party utility.
Suppose you start your Windows 7-based computer and it hangs in the middle of the booting process. When you again reboot your PC and press F8 to start the System Repair tool, it shows you the following error message:
“Registry is corrupt
error code = 0X3e7”
The above error message clearly indicates that your Windows 7 registry file is corrupt. Some appropriate action needs to be taken immediately to prevent any grave consequences of the above error message.
The following reasons may be responsible for the above error-
Problem with a hardware device
Software application conflicts
Virus or any malicious software attack
This would render your system unbootable. As a result, you may not be able to access the valuable data stored in your system. To avoid any such situation, you should always keep an updated backup on a different storage media other than your system hard drive. If your backup is not up-to-date, you should use a proficient Windows file recovery software to recover back your lost or inaccessible files.
These steps may help to resolve the above problem-
Try to edit the system registry manually. If you are an advanced user, only then you may go for modifying the registry.
Fresh install Windows 7 on your troubled system.
Reinstalling the operating system will delete all the necessary files and folders from your system. To recover deleted files in such circumstances, you should take help of an efficient third-party recovery software.
These software ensure an accurate and reliable recovery of the lost, inaccessible, or deleted files in any situation of data loss. They possess several significant features that make the deleted file recovery process simple and less time consuming. They also include various add-on utilities that enable you to create a backup or clone of your system hard drive.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a comprehensive solution to all the problems concerning data loss on Windows operating system. It can recover lost files, documents, emails, images, videos etc from corrupt FAT, NTFS, or exFAT file systems. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, and NT4(SP6).