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batista230

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Hi
I found this forum from this link
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/540528-stop-c0000218-registry-file-failure.html

I am trying to boot up my laptop but get the blue error screen everytime saying
''STOP register file failure
The registration cannot load the hive (file)
/system/system32/ config/security
or its log or alternative
it is corrupt, absent or not writable''

I installed my win xp CD and went into the automatic repair mod and got this error message
''setup cannot set the required windows xp configurations information.
This indicates an internal setup error.
contact your system administer''


on the thread where I found this forum the second poster published this

''Here is an artical from MS on the issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=307545

Though is sounds like you'll need an XP disk of some sorts =/

There may be a reg repair app you can boot with... But I've never used anything like that. Maybe someone else might know?''

Reading the link on part one im told to instal my CD and go to the repair mod and type the following


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 tried to copy the
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
But the system can not find the file

Trying to repair all of the above and again the system can not find the files at all

Any ideas please
Batista230
 
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Check for a hardware error first. Try running disk and memory diagnostics. If they pass then concentrate on fixing the error or doing a fresh install of Windows.
 
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