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BSOD help, new at this

By tamadabee128
Jul 16, 2007
  1. hi guys,

    i put a post up a couple days ago, but i fixed my lcd myself but right now im getting the BSOD of:

    STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
    The registry cannot load the hive (file):
    \systemroot\system32\config\system...


    I followed some people instructions, but it did not work, I put the Windows XP CD in, BUT it does not load the CD but it goes to the Windows safe option menu...and it WILL NOT let me boot from safe mode....what do i do? thanks guys
     
  2. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    I recall having this problem with a customer's system and it's bugging me that I can't immediately recall how I fixed it!!

    Try a chkdsk, see if that works.
     
  3. tamadabee128

    tamadabee128 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i cant even get into the os though, how do i run a chdsk?
     
  4. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Boot from the XP installation CD and select Recovery Console. Type Help chkdsk and it will give you the details on how to run it.
     
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

  6. tamadabee128

    tamadabee128 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i boot from the windows xp cd? it goes directly to the boot menu (the safe options, normal option, etc.) i have the cd in when i boot the computer
     
  7. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Go into your BIOS and find the Boot Sequence menu. Make sure that the CD/DVD drive is higher in the list than your HDD. When you restart, there should be a message asking you if you want to boot from CD, press Enter. This will load the XP installation CD
     
  8. tamadabee128

    tamadabee128 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did that, anything else i could do? it is a copied version of xp my friend gave me...does that matter?
     
  9. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Do you have a Product Key for Windows XP? If you're not sure, check your PC chassis, there should be a sticker with a Windows Product Key on it.
     
  10. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    OOPS! Sorry, you're just using the Recovery Console! You won't need the Product Key! It's only needed if you install or repair an installation. Recovery Console does not require a Product Key!

    So, make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD/DVD, restart and when it asks you if you want to boot from CD, hit enter and let the CD load up. It will prompt you if you want Recovery Console and press 'R' to select it.
     
  11. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    If u manage to get to recovery console and chkdsk didn't help, copy the file c:\windows\repair\system to c:\windows\system32\config\system and try starting pc again
     
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