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Physical Memory Dump??

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#1 satch72


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:38 AM

Hi all, first post and its a problem, tho I guess thats not unusual in here.

This concerns my daughters pc. Its an older dell and was very slow, working on a 256Mb ram.
So i upgraded it for her to 512Mb. Its been working fine, just right for what she needs it for ,
( mainly homework and Facebook!! ) But yesterday when she booted it up she got this:

C0000218 ( Registry file failure )
The registry cannot load the hive ( file ):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\Software or its log or alternate
it is corrupt, absent or not writeable

Beginning dump of physical memory
( brief pause )
Physical memory dump complete
Contact you system administrator blah blah

Now, is this anything to do with the new memory boards i installed??
My gut says it is, but i'm not sure which way to go from here

Operating system is XP ...not exactly sure which model Dell it is.
Any help would be greatly appreciated


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#2 killerx525


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:00 AM

Hi Gary, :welcome: to Bleeping Computer,it seems you have a corrupted registry. When you start the computer press F8 in the first few seconds of booting before windows tries to boot. Choose "restore last known good configuration" from the advanced startups and see how that goes.

Edited by killerx525, 07 November 2010 - 07:01 AM.

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#3 dc3


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:03 AM

This failure can be caused by RAM. Try removing the new module you installed and see if the problem stops.

Please see if you can find the model of this Dell and post it along with the make and model of the RAM module you installed.

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#4 satch72

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:01 AM

Just an update on how things are now...thanks for the F8 killerx525, worked a treat.
As things stand she is having to F8 and load last good configuration every time. I havent been able to get PC details as yet, or RAM details...access problems too boring to go into lol...but i will endeavour to find out. Thanks for the help guys :)

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:28 PM

Microsoft Says...

Don't click on anything, don't download anything...but read the narrative at http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm


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