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c0000218 registry file failure

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mupster50, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Mupster50

    Mupster50 Thread Starter

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    HI: This has been discussed before, I have this registry porblem with a memory dump. You recommended diwnloading a registry fix program. Problem is that I cannot get past this error message. I have tried going into safe mode but it just goges back to this blue paged message. How can I fix this? I cannot download anything to the computer either because i cannot get past this message. Thank you for any help.
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  2. AtlBo

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    Assume you have tried Last Know Good Configuration. Hit F8 during the BIOS boot and then select Boot to Last Known Good Configuration:

    If you have a Microsoft XP installation disk, you can try running a repair installation. Won't destroy any of you files, programs, program files, or settings. Only wipes out Windows updates, which are easy enough to retrieve...
     
  3. Wepynx

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    Any idea on what caused the problem or was it just all of a sudden. Uninstalled any programs ?? Used any registry cleaners ?? Just need to rule things out buddy.
     
  4. Mupster50

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    I have tried the last known good configuration as well as the windows CD. Neither worked. I have a memory dump underneatht the message so could that be the reason?
     
  5. AtlBo

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    A memory dump is a precaution to keep the machine from having a serious hardware problem. It's associated with some blue screens and is normal...

    I know of nothing you can do, short of removing RAM sticks one at a time and rebooting to test the sticks. This might be your best option. If you can't access the menu on the installation disk, you can't try the options there such as chkdsk and the Repair Installation.

    If the RAM test doesn't work, the next step would be to have a tech test the hard drive. He can help you with retrieving your files if they aren't backed up on another hard drive...I'd estimate $80-125 for a tech to get the machine running for you if you take it in to a shop...
     
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