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Stop:c0000218 {registry File Failure}

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#1 finnegan


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Posted 17 April 2006 - 11:17 PM

When ever i start my laptop (after going through the start up menu, safe mode, regular start up etc.) i am confronted with this message

Stop:c0000218 {registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning Dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further

I have never had any problem like this before, and it comes up no matter what mode i start my computer in. Any help at all at this point is greatly appreciated, even information on how this problem started, but more on how i can fix it, thank you.

Edited by finnegan, 17 April 2006 - 11:18 PM.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:14 AM

Welcome to BC finnegan.

Go to the link below, copy and print the information there so that you can use it to start your computer.


Hope this gets you going.

Edited by dc3, 18 April 2006 - 12:15 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:02 AM

Before trying the above, you might want to try booting your machine while pressing the F8 key. You should get the option to start with Last Known Good Configuration. Although it's a long shot, it's a whole lot easier and less fraught with problems as rebuilding the hives.

#4 ThorXP


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:59 PM

Hello Folks, This is one thing that in my opinion should not be tried to be fixed here. Actually finnegan has a bum registry. Unfortunately not knowing several things about his system like whether he has Service Pack 2 installed or other things there is not much that can be helped here.

The steps you want to go with this is as follows:

1 - You may have to take your hard drive out and have it put into another computer as a slave drive to get the important data files backed up but none th eless you have to get your data backed up

2 - do one of the following items listed below from this list

Build an XP-SP2 Recovery Disc = http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1747010,00.asp

Step-By-Step: Reinstall Windows =

the above articles are on other sites and are very good but be sure to print them out and follow the insrtucvtions carefully. If yo think they are to complicated please secure assistance from somebody that is more fluent with computers.

This problem you have is with your reistry and can be fixed but only with the person at the computer that knows the registry. I do know registry and how to fix it but the only way I will do that is if I am at the computer in question, unfortunatley I am not there. I do wish you good luck.

#5 pascor22234


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Posted 19 April 2006 - 05:47 PM

ThorXP - The procedure to create an XP recovery disk is missing a critcal explanation of how to use the boot image file extracted from the original XP install disc. I have Nero 6.6 and can't find any way of transfering the boot image to the new disc. I used to be able to do this in version 6.3, but no longer, apparently.

A very easy and straight-forward way of slipstreaming SP2 into an XP install disc is given by the Microsoft Software Forum Network. This is a 'sticked' thread there that uses the original XP CD, the XP SP2 'network install' file, a free program called nLite, the .NET Framework 2.0 from Microsoft and a burning program that can handle ISO image files. I tried this myself and and found the instructions very easy to follow and perform. Note that all the software components are free if one uses the free burning tool CDBurnerXP Pro.

I think this would make a great FYI sticky for BC which could help many people to update their install discs to SP2.

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