My daughter in CA sent me her Dell Inspiron B120 (running XP Home I believe) with the C0000218 (Registry File Failure) message coming up at start-up. I had gone into this forum before and tried the steps outlined in this post: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm but was unsuccessful. Whether I start it in safe mode, normal mode, with the Win XP Home Reinstallation CD (SP1) in or out, it still goes to the blue error screen.
Pressing "R" from the second the computer booted up never brought me to the Recovery Console screen so I was also unable to try that fix.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I looked through various posts but none of them seemed to be as bad off as me.
EDIT: I pressed F12 at boot-up and was given an option of running various Diagnostic tests. I ran an extended test which passed in all fields except for 2 Read Tests which had errors that stated: "Uncorrectable Error on media is write protected. followed by 0F00:0244 and 0F00:1A44. It tried to read a bunch of block but failed. Not sure if this helps any.
Edited by slowblinker, 04 January 2010 - 02:53 PM.