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File \ntkrnlmp Error7 and STOP: c0000218


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#1 PALEO

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:41 AM

Trying to restart after a crash by using W2k floppies. Got error message: "FIle \ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit."

The root problem stems from failure to boot with error message: " STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file) : \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or it's log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writeable." I have been following an older thread related to the boot registry failure and if interested please see that forum.

The trouble started after I had the system shut down for a couple of weeks, including power conditioner/surge protection. When I tried to light it up after the down time, the old Precision 340 would not boot showing the above error message. The machine was running well at shut down.

I have tired many suggessted solutions, but cannot access the hard drive, so DOS commands, regedit/regedt32, etc seem of be of no use. System will not start in safe mode. I have booted from Win 2k disk, Drivers/Utilities disk, and a couple of 'rescue disks' only to be limited to the CD/DVD drive. As mentioned above, floppy boot disks aren't working so far, either.

I understand that runnning chkdsk /r of /f could help, but again, cannot access the C: drive to run the DOS command. My experience is pretty limited, so I would greatly appreciate any advice.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:07 PM

Possible solution:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812580
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:32 PM

Many thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I have gone to that link (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812580) before and followed the suggested procedure with no luck. It appears it only applies to Win XP.

I have also tried several other articles/fixes (including support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822705, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/, http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830084, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216417/, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197063/EN-US/, etc. These generally relate to either the STOP: c0000218, \ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded/Error code 7, emergency boot disks, etc.

I figure my next step is to pull the hard drive and set it up as an external drive on my laptop so I can download the files that do not have current back-ups Same OS (W2k), admin password, etc. Then I guess itís a full re-install of W2k.

I really do appreciate the help.

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