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Windows XP - C0000218 error

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#1 ciber


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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:33 PM

Getting C0000218 error in Dell Laptop with windows XP, searched for error in here and found some great responses also checked the Microsoft help link for c0000218 error - all responses needs windows xp recovery CD and admin password. Challenge it is old laptop windows XP was loaded and I don't know the admin password and i don't have recovery CD either. Need your help. Is there anyway i can recover the files from the laptop?

thanks for your help in advance

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 29 December 2010 - 05:57 PM

Hi -
Try this Safe Mode last good configuration method and see if you can get any result - XP CD is not required for this -
1/ Restart your PC.

2/ Keep tapping the F8 Button until a menu appears.

3/ When the menu appears use the UP and DOWN arrow keys to select the ‘Last known good configuration’ option.

4/ Once selected press Enter.

5/ Your PC should now reinstall the ‘last know good configuration file’.

6/ Restart your PC and see if the problem has been solved.

Thank You -

#3 hamluis



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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:11 PM

You can remove the hard drive...and either slave it to another system directly (if SATA) or via USB enclosure...and attempt to move data files.


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