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  1. doubleeagle

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    I have a Dell Latitude D-400 and the OS is XP. It does not have a cd-rom and I cannot get into the system except for F2 and F12. If I try to go into any of the Safe Mode platforms, I get the error message. Any suggestions.

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    c0000218 - usually means Registry File Failure.

    How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
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    If you do not have any files and data that you need to save.
    Try returning the Pc to factory settings - that is just as it left the factory.

    Tapping Ctrl + F11 will, should take you to the restore screen.
    All data and files will be overwritten and lost.
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    PC Restore for Windows XP | Dell
    http://support.dell.com/support/top...=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_181316&isLegacy=true
     
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    I tried the ctrl F11 with no luck. I am unable to use any of the in system procedures since the system will not boot and I do not have a CD ROM. Any other suggestions besides a big hammer?

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    I have an external CD drive and my copy of the XP Pro CD for my PC. The laptop will not recognize the external CD drive. Anything else before I get the hammer. :)

    thnx.
     
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    If Ctrl F11 is not working - you may have a problem with the Dell Pc and not just the registry files of the Xp operating system.
    How old is the Pc?
     
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    Have you tried all USB ports?
     
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    It is a LATITUDE laptop. It is 9 years old. Yes, I have tried all ports.
     
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    Ran diagnostics and the DST short tst failed with error code 1000-0146.
     
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    The hard drive has failed - dead!
     
  12. doubleeagle

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    I appreciate all your assistance in this. I did get the laptop to finally recognize the external CD drive. I got my XP disc to start and ended with a message telling me that ohci1394.sys was corrupt.

    Thnx
     
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    thnx, will give it a try.
     
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    (y) good luck.
     
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