Unable to get past blue screen "Registry file failure"

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santafe10

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When I turn my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop computer on I get the black screen that asks to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration or start windows normally. I've tried each of them and it always goes to the blue screen with the following: Stop: c0000218 Registry file failure The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\System or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable. Beginning dump of physical memory Physical memory dump complete. I have tried using my Windows Xp disc and it won't load. I don't have a recovery disc, but I used every disc that came with the computer and each time it goes back to the blue screen. Does anyone know how or if this can be repaired. If so, please give me simple step by step instructions.
Thanks for any help I can get!
 
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Hello santafe10 and Welcome to TSG!

So you do have the Win XP CD? I suggest that you run the Windows XP Repair Install This tutorial is in two parts, so follow the instruction to the letter. Please let us know how it goes. Look forward to hearing from you.
 

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I would run a CHKDSK from the CD before re-installing.
a) it just might correct the fault and let you boot.
b) if there is a fault on the disk it needs checking and correcting before you re-install
 

santafe10

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The problem is I have tried to use the Windows Xp cd, but all I get when the cd is in is the blue screen. Windows starts to load and goes straight to the blue screen.
 

santafe10

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Thanks for the reply. Tried to do what you said but windows cd goes straight to blue screen.
 
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