STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
April 24, 2010 at 09:15:10
Specs: Windows XP
First of all, apologies for reposting this topic - I
have read previous posts but can't find a
solution to my specific problem...

When I boot up my Windows XP laptop it goes
straight to Safe Mode / Last Known Good
Configuration / Start Normally menu choice - I
have tried all of the above but it blue screens
every time wit the message:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupted, absent, or not writeable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

I've tried:

I never get to the ‘Welcome to Setup’ screen
to be able to start the Recovery Console...

Any ideas...?

All help and suggestions greatly appreciated!!!

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April 24, 2010 at 09:54:23
The article in this LINK provided two ways to fix this error. From your post you obviously have tried the first of the two ways - the easy method - and it didn't work. The hard method requires that you have native XP installation CD handy. If your Windows is preinstalled, do not try it. For the latter your only option is to reinstall XP using the manufacturer’s recovery disks.

Good luck.


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April 24, 2010 at 10:03:39
I've actually tried all 3 methods... including using the disk - if I
boot up with the disk in the CD drive and nothing different
happens... which is when I got a bit stumped!!

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April 24, 2010 at 13:03:38
Try cleaning the edge connectors of the RAM with a pencil eraser, then popping them in and out a few times to clear the oxide off the sockets themselves. Make sure you remove the main battery before working inside the laptop or you might zap something.

Sorry if this has already been suggested on the original post but you didn't provide a link or its number and I haven't searched around to try and find it.

What's the time?

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