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Registry damaged after powerfailure, computer not responding to input

By Jskid
Sep 24, 2010
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  1. There was a power failure and a computer got damaged. It is a Windows XP. When the computer tries to boot it goes to the Blue Screen of Death with the details "STOP: c0000218{Registery file failure}
    The registry cannot load the hive (file):
    \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE"

    The computer does not respond to keybaord input, I've tried all ports.
     
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Sounds like you will need to do a system restore.

    Before doing so, you may want to try to back-up all of your data files.
    The utility by the maker of your hard-disk may have a "clone" option, which would be an easy way.
    If that utility does not have options for data-retrieval/recovery, then I would suggest the Apricorn Drivewire device.

    After saving your data to an external drive, then use your xp disk or Recovery disks to do a system restore.

    You said there was a power "failure". (not a surge and then black out?)
    Was any hardware damaged (PSU, mb, etc)?
    If you have hardware failure, your recovery will be more complicated.
    But from your short description (Getting to a bsod - pointing to registry failure), I think the above should do it.
     
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343

    Thanks. Getting it resolved.
     

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