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For some reason, when Windows reaches my desktop, it has a tendency to simply restart without warning. Not the true Windows restart process - simply a loss of the desktop and the boot process beginning anew. Oddly enough, it only seems to happen early. If the computer has been on, and stable, for quite some time, even during intensive processes like running games, it's very unlikely to restart on me.
Next up we have my laptop. Today without warning as I booted, instead of heading into Windows' normal startup process, I got the BIOS error page offering me Safe Mode et al. I've since tried booting in every available mode, but ultimately arrive at a blue screen informing me that "the registry cannot load the hive file: \systemroot\system32\congif\software.
When I boot in safe mode I consistently reach exactly this before blue screening:
I'm not savvy enough to know what to try in command prompt mode, so ultimately I'm simply asking: how fucked am I?