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13-Jun-2012, 10:03 AM #1
Exclamation Solved: Registry Error - No Windows XP CD-ROM
Hey people,

I have encountered a registry error which is titled as followed:

'Stop: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 writable.'


Now I know the normal fixes for this, and have tried many, including restarting the computer and booting Windows using the last configurations that worked, but alas, to no avail.

The main problem now is that I don't have the CD-ROM for Windows XP, so I can't go into the recovery console. I'm typing this using my alternate OS, Ubuntu.

Is there ANYTHING I can do to fix this without removing the drives or using a CD-ROM?

ANY help would be greatly appreciated. I have no vitally important files on this PC, so it wouldn't be a ridiculous idea to just UN-install Windows XP, only I don't know how to without a CD-ROM, plus I'd like to be able to RE-Install XP afterwards.

Is there ANYTHING you guys can do to help?

Thank you.
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13-Jun-2012, 11:23 AM #2
Loads of views and no help? :/
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13-Jun-2012, 12:05 PM #3
before windows starts up , type in command prompt
Code:
md c:\windows\tmp

copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
I think you should know what these commands do but however :
you will copy your Current 5 system files to c:\windows\tmp and replace them with healthy ver of those.
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13-Jun-2012, 12:30 PM #4
Thanks a lot. Just one very beginner question: How does one open Command Prompt before Windows Starts up?
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13-Jun-2012, 12:46 PM #5
Because you don't have Windows CD you have to download WinXpSp3 ISO file from Microsoft .
Link is HERE
Burn it to a CD.
It become bootable.
Start up with that CD and then Repair
Then goto Command prompt .
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13-Jun-2012, 12:50 PM #6
I don't know even if it possible but if you are familiar with Ubunto Commands convert windows commands and use it from ubunto
Linux Commands HERE

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13-Jun-2012, 01:28 PM #7
Sweet, thank you very much good sir.
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14-Jun-2012, 01:21 AM #8
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