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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wishlist, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. wishlist

    wishlist Thread Starter

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    I had an interesting thing happen to my PC the other day. I booted up my computer and a blue screen comes up. Here's what it says:

    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.

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assitance.

    So I figured I'd ask you guys whats up. I have a Dell Dimension desktop 8200. Running Windows XP. Any suggestions?? Do I have to reinstall Windows??

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  2. jamesh2923

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  3. wishlist

    wishlist Thread Starter

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    I'm not really sure what happened. I currently don't have the Windows XP disc but I am getting it tomorrow. Either way, if I can't figure it out. I'll post again. Thanks a lot for the info.
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