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c0000218 Blue Screen Error (2000 Pro): Finishing The Job Microsoft Could Not


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#1 dreidrag790

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:12 PM

Hello, Bleeping Computer! First-time poster here :-)

 

I've been working in the past year (and then some) to fix a c0000218 error that struck my desktop years ago; I went straight to the source, Microsoft Answers, for help, and got further than I ever did before, but for whatever reason, the users on Microsoft Answers stopped responding to my assorted posts on that and other matters. I'm stuck on one phase of the repair process, but without any help from the Microsoft Community over the last several months, I'm just gonna give someone else a chance.

 

That means you guys.

 

Rather than go through the tedious explanation of my progress up to where I got stuck on this new forum, I'm just going to share the Microsoft Answers topic here, and from there, you can see all relevant updates and screengrabs on the progress I've made. Since no one on that forum seems to want to help me out anymore, maybe someone here can give me the guidance I need. Just click on the link below, and it will tell you everything you'll need to know.

 

Microsoft Answers: c0000218 Blue Screen Error (2000 Pro)

 

Microsoft Answers (truthfully, more me than them) did most of the heavy lifting for you, so feel free to finish the job that Microsoft Answers could not.

 

Thanks in advance for any of your replies!

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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 18 November 2017 - 04:39 PM.
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#2 dreidrag790

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:08 PM

Well...maybe some explanation is necessary. I'll copy-and-paste one of my last major updates on the Microsoft Answers topic onto this forum to give you guys a better grip on the issue. To see the whole topic, and all the messages that preceded and followed it, click the link provided in the original message.

 

 

OK...here's where I stand so far:

 

After getting ahold of the CD-ROM for Windows 2000 Professional over the summer, I successfully carried out a parallel installation of the software onto the affected computer. The image below shows the program folder for the original installation, "WINNT," which became damaged years ago and will not successfully boot on startup:

{SCREENGRAB}

 

Meanwhile, the following image shows the program folder for the new version of the software, which is named "BKUP," or backup.

{SCREENGRAB}

 

Now, according to the blue-screen error message posted in the original message, the cause of the error is apparently the SOFTWARE file in the config folder, and as suggested by the link given to me by SpiritX MS MVP, I would have to overwrite the damaged version of this registry file with a duplicate of the new, functional version. But as I stated a couple of months ago, I hit a bit of a snag in trying to do so, as the following screenshot illustrates:

{SCREENGRAB}

 

So far, I haven't been able to successfully duplicate and replace the file that is causing the blue-screen error without triggering this sharing-violation message. And I'm not quite sure what I would need to do to bypass it. I've some ideas, but am not sure about any of them, since the few I have tried didn't work.

 

For your consideration, SpiritX's link that got me this far can be found by clicking here. I've include several other links and screengrabs that have helped chart my progress so far, so feel free to look back on earlier messages. The computer had been unusable for the past seven years plus, so a little more waiting couldn't hurt, but I wouldn't mind a little bit more assistance in finishing this bedeviling job and get it over with that much quicker. I'm pretty close, but I need a bit more help.

 

Don't be scared -- reply soon.

 

Obviously, I never got a reply over there, which brought me here. My last message on the topic thus far was on November 4th, about three weeks ago now. Again, the link in the original message will take you to the full topic. Assorted screengrabs, which can't be posted here directly from the topic and were marked with "{SCREENGRAB}" in their place above, are also found there to illustrate the issue.

 

Hope I'll hear from one of you guys pretty soon.

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:36 PM

Hello again...sorry to pester, but saw that there had been no movement on the topic yet, even though some of you were interested enough to take a look at the thread. Thought I'd try to give you all a shot in the arm.

 

Again, the link in the original thread will take you to my thread on Microsoft Answers, where much of the work is already done for you. The problem is that I am presently stuck on one issue presented in this link, which has prevented me from moving forward in the repair task, and no one on the other forum has bothered to help me push the car out of the mud.

 

I don't want to give you part of the story in a tiny reply here, so feel free to visit the thread and follow my actual progress. If you have anything to add, you may comment there or here. My eyes and ears are always open, even if that makes it hard to sleep. :hysterical:

 

 

Thanx in advance!

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 02:35 PM

Hello again, everyone! Swung back around to the topic and decided to add another detail to my problem here to see if I can prompt that one little piece of information out of someone to get this job done. I actually took this photo months ago while applying the steps from the hyperlink I provided in my previous reply, but never heard from anyone on the Microsoft Answers forum in response.

 

The image link below may not tell the whole story (feel free to visit the link in the original post to see all the steps leading up to it), but it does capture the essence of the problem I am facing currently.

 

https://fud.community.services.support.microsoft.com/Fud/FileDownloadHandler.ashx?fid=225d99fa-0a8f-4793-b6b4-b8eef1a7232a

 

Basically, I am trying to get past this annoying little pop-up in the process...I can't perform a direct copy-and-paste of the necessary registry file without this getting in the way. Not to mention, I have my own concerns about any unintended consequences of performing such a transplant. Unfortunately, no one on the MS forum has replied in months, so I'm hoping one of the BC users can be a little more helpful.

 

I've waited a long time just to get this far into the process, but I can wait a little longer for someone to respond with the right information to get past this hiccup. I look forward to getting a reply as soon as anyone on BC can provide one!

 

 

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BTW, feel free to take a look at some of my other threads and say hi! Wouldn't mind some help there as well. :welcome:



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

Happy New Year, Bleeping Computer!

 

Hope to finally get this topic resolved in 2018, as I hope all of you have each of your computer problems solved this year!

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

Hello again, everyone...it is I. :bubbles:

 

I see there still hasn't been much movement on this issue as of late, so I decided to take another look at the original topic from Microsoft Answers and examine it a bit closer to see if there was anything I may have overlooked that might help one of you good people get an idea of my problem and provide any valuable responses. I think I may have found the right type of question to ask by doing so.

 

As a precaution, I made the call to post a new topic in a separate forum section, even though the subject is fairly relative to this one. The link to take you to it is provided for you below:

 

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/668150/copying-registry-files-for-windows-2000-professional/

 

 

Hope this helps...

 

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

 

As a precaution, I made the call to post a new topic in a separate forum section, even though the subject is fairly relative to this one. The link to take you to it is provided for you below:

 

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/668150/copying-registry-files-for-windows-2000-professional/

 

 

Hope this helps

A modest uptick in traffic, but no new responses yet. Not necessarily a problem, because I am at the very least appreciative of those who view this topic, but I would hope to see more of you guys spare the time to type something for me. This BSOD has been lingering for almost eight years now, so it isn't like it can't wait for longer, but let's try to get this over with now, if we may. :grinner:

 

I hope all the links I've provided in this topic will be enough for all of you...I'm not sure what more I could add to explain the issue, other than commentary.

 

That's all for now...hope to hear from any of you guys and gals very soon!

 

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All invitations are open for my other threads as well!



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:32 PM

Forgive my late response of this topic, as I've recently been preoccupied with a family emergency.

 

I see there haven't been any new responses from anyone, but perhaps any one of you guys may be able to answer this for me: a number of Internet searches I've made on the c0000218 error have yielded a number of software installations which claim to correct the error. I'll include a few of which below for your review:

A lot of the following links are blatantly ads meant to push a particular brand of software that claim to correct the error with a few clicks...do any of these seem legitimate, or is this claim itself just one big myth? Sounds a bit too convenient of a solution to be real, otherwise, I would have done something like this last year or sooner.

 

I'm not sure if there is anyone here familiar enough with this error to offer any insight on how it can be fixed, but maybe this question can be answered here on Bleeping Computer, at the very least.

 

Thanks in advance for your responses :-)

 

 

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