STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} BSOD error

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Today, one of my XP laptop is having a reboot loop. After disabling automatic reboot if an error occurs (done by pressing F8 after BIOS POST) it gave me this error:

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):

  • SystemRootSystem32ConfigSOFTWARE

Or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

I tried using CHKDSK to check for errors on C partition but it still gives me this error. Any suggestions on how to fix this error would be much appreciated.

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STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} BSOD error

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Hi, 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #123889

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} BSOD error

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Hi Angelo_M,

  • Since the computer is in reboot loop and could not boot into any options like safe, safe mode with command prompt. We definitely need windows XP cd.
  • Boot from Windows XP cd and get into recovery console and follow the Microsoft KB article 307545 completely http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
  • If that fails perform a repair installation of windows XP.
  • Follow the Microsoft KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978788
  • Follow only the Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD.
 
Hope this works out for you.
 
Regards,
 
Vistashen

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