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Old 12-01-2004, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ve got an error # c000218
registry cannot load the hive (file): Systemroot\system32\config\Software

goes on to say corrupt absent or not writable

then
running physical memory dump
dump complete

bsod on all boot options. Is the file in question replaceable? Parallel reinstall? Data much needed on girlfriend computer.

XP Home, Dell 8200 desktop, P4 2.2 G

Please Advise
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you registry is too big.
Can you post the bluescreen error code?
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near as I can tell error code is c000218
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http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBJ/tip4700/rh4796.htm
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muchas gracias. mkb to the rescue!! and the Major pointing the way.


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