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#1 typhoon55


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Posted 08 October 2005 - 05:47 PM

i was going about muy business when computer stopped and a intermittent click started.
Then error message when trying to reboot saying

C0000218 Registry file failure
Registry cannot load the hive (file)
its log or alternate is corrupt, absent or not writetable.
I also cannot boot up in safe mode.

I have a dell dimension 2350 with windows xp home

Does this mean hard drive is shot?

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 10:25 PM

Hi typhoon55,

I found a link that shows detailed repair instructions for your error.

Take a look here: How Do I Repair A Stop: c0000218

Microsoft also recognizes there is an issue but does not really give a good answer.

MS link

I hope this helps,


Edited by rigel, 09 October 2005 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:27 AM

Great links Rigel!

Thanks! I've added them to my toolkit!
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