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blue screen ,cant boot at all error please help!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by digby101, Jul 3, 2005.

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  1. digby101

    digby101 Thread Starter

    Jul 3, 2005
    I cant seem to boot up my computer at all,not even in safe mode,dont know whats happened,please any advice would be most helpful.
    I am using Windos XP Home edition.

    The Blue screen error is as follows:

    "STOP:C0000218 (Registry File Failure)
    Registry cannot load the hive (file):
    or its log or alternate.
    It is Corrupt, absent, or not writable."

    It seems something has corrupted vital registry files, but i get the same error when booting into safe mode, dont know what to do now? possibly a virus ?

    please any advice

    I do not want to format c

  2. timothye


    Nov 19, 2004
    You can try to repair XP by putting in the disc and following the screens for REPAIR XP ..
  3. ratchet


    Dec 15, 2001
    Welcome to TSG.

    You stated you tried SAFE MODE, did you try Last Known Good Configuration?

    Have a look at How to troubleshoot a Stop 0xC0000218 error.

    Which leads to How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting.

    You could also slave your drive into another system running XP, do a virus scan and retrieve your important files.
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