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Computer keeps restarting, problem with registry


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#1 raynleila

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:59 AM

hi, my comp is running on windows xp. when i try to boot my comp, a blue screen appear and my comp with restart. i try to go into save mode but cannot too.

the error message is show below:
STOP: C0000218 {Registry Fail Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\DEFAULT
or uts log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent or not writable.

I search on the web and saw solutions like using recovery console but i do not own a window xp cd, is there any other way i can solve this? Please help, thanks.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:14 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Please read all instructions and warnings contained in the link...before attempting any of these procedures.

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:32 AM

hi, thanks for replying. I don't know if my system has OEM or not. I try to use the "last know good configuration file" method but it did not work. what should i do now?

is it compulsory to have the cd?

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:10 PM

An OEM system is one of two things:

a. A "brand-name" system such as one put together by Dell, HP, eMachines, etc. The vendor/manufacturer is responsible for providing support of such systems (drivers, assistance, etc.). The XP license is provided by the vendor, with the tag normally affixed to the system sold.

b. A system put together by user (such as me) which has the MS OEM version (now known as System Builder) of XP installed, which I personally acquired the license to by purchasing XP from a retailer. The user is responsible for providing support for such systems (installing, troubleshooting, drivers, etc.).

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:02 AM

Mine's a IBM laptop, so i think mine's a OEM too (not really sure). How do i back up my file? What do i have to do next?

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:15 AM

My suggestion would be to contact IBM via telephone or web-site a request recovery CD's for the exact make and model of your laptop. They may charge a small fee ($20 bucks or so) but it is worth it...Once you have the recovery discs then you should be good to go to complete the repair of your OS...
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:46 AM

do i need to back up my data, how do i do it?

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:20 AM

Hi i can use Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
I need the recovery console, can i download it to a floppy disk or anything. My cd-rom is not working.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:46 AM

can anyone answer my questions, pls help.....

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:40 AM

What is the model of this IBM laptop?

Have you contacted IBM to see if they would send you a installation disk? For a small fee they usually will.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:56 AM

my ibm model is thinkpad x24. i used to have a installation disk but i lost it, was wondering if there was any download i can obtain online so i don't have to obtain another installation disk.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:02 AM

Did you try to use the F8 method to access the Last Known Good Configuration? If you have and it didn't work then you will need to access the Recovery Console, and to do that you will need the installation disk, there is no other way that I know of.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:31 AM

Hi, i finally get my windows to load. i have create a XP Quick Boot Diskette from www.bootdisk.com and insert the diskette when it start up and it seem to have solve the problem.

thanks for all your help too. :thumbsup:




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