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Windows 2000 Pro System Don't Boot ; Registry File Failure Error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Barun, Jun 19, 2004.

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  1. Barun

    Barun Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2002
    Hello Sir,

    My PC (is a Client in a Domain) haing Windows 2000 Professional OS. After a normal Shut down on previous day (no new Software or Hardware was added) stops at atartup just after the Windows 2000 Professional Logo/welcome screen comes. I have tried booting to Safe mode but in vain. safemode command prompt also doesen't work. I can only go upto Safe mode option chooser screen. Even Safe mode is not working.

    On normal (and also when I choose Safe Mode) boot the system gives following error: -

    STOP c0000218 STOP Registry File Failure The Registry Cannot Load the hive (file) SystemRoot/System32/config/SOFTWARE or its log or its alternate. it is corrupts, absent or not writable.

    I haven't any backup of Registry. Please suggest me a way to boot my PC normaly. I will be very much obliged.

    with regards,

    Barun Tiwari
  2. Rache

    Rache Banned

    Sep 30, 2002
    With the cdrom booting up you select 'install', then you will be prompted to enter the repair console in the next screen. Do not enter the repair console here but continue on by selecting 'install' again. Then you should be presented with the listed operating systems on your pc . This should give you the option to repair those installations. This way it will rewrite over the entire operating system but will leave your installed programs intact. The only difference I have seen using this method is that it wipes out every windows update..
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