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emachines C2280

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by backup808, Jun 23, 2003.

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  1. backup808

    backup808 Thread Starter

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    Heres what happened

    I restarted my computer with the restore CD. Now my computer doesn't work. What now shows is a blue screen with this written on it:

    STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
    The registry cannot load the hive (file):
    \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
    or its log or alternate.

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete Contact your sytem
    administrator or technical group for further assistance.

    I hope there is someone out there that can help me. Heres some info on my comp: windows xp home edition. Please ask me if there is any other important info that would be helpful in solving this problem.
     
  2. backup808

    backup808 Thread Starter

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    oh nevermind... i found some threads in the forum concerning the same problem
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Well, if there was a time this computer ran with this configuration (what's on the system restore CD), then you most likely have a hardware problem. First thing to check is the hard disk, next would be memory. After that the main board and processor.

    Determine the brand of hard disk you have and then download the manufacturer's testing utilities.

    If you have two memory sticks, remove one and try again. If the problem perststs, swap chips and try again. If the problem persists, it is most likely not the memory. If you don't have two memory sticks, well, see if you can borrow one of the same type from a friend just for process of elimination.

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news; but, e-Machines are not known for their high-quality parts so don't be surprised if you find a really cheezie hard drive in there (Samsung, Fujitsu, Hitachi, etc.).
     
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