computer wont start when loading windows XP P

June 17, 2011 at 05:55:59
Specs: windows XP, 128
on start up my computer get to windows XP load an stops giving error STOP c0000218 the reqistry cannot load the hive (file) systemroot\system32\config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate it is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

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June 17, 2011 at 11:14:28

These errors are usually (but not 100% always) down to failing or faulty memory.

If you can, Google "memtest86 download" and download the V4.0 ISO image for CD-Rom drives.

It's a bootable DOS CD image, so burn the ISO onto CD, set your computer to boot from CD and then restart it with the CD in the drive.

It will then test the memory of your machine and tell you if it's good or bad.

If you can do this before doing what the link at the top says, all the better because if your memory is faulty then the above repair process will probably not work anyway.


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