win xp prof. wont start

By Salserodeacero ยท 5 replies
Jul 25, 2007
  1. I received an error code c0000218 {Registry File Failure}, with the following codes: \systemroot\system32\config\default
    or its log or alternate.
    It is corrupt, absent , or not writable

    Please someone help me?

    My email is


    Julio C. Gutierrez Jr.
  2. Hexon

    Hexon TS Rookie Posts: 18

    What were you doing previously? Was this from you restarting your computer/starting it up?

    Or were you freshly installing windows for the first time?
  3. Salserodeacero

    Salserodeacero TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I was working on my Laptop as usual, then all of the sudden it turned off, and gave me an error code, the same one you just read..!
    Now, I an trying to repair with my win xp cd and is taking forever...!


    Julio Cesar
  4. Hexon

    Hexon TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Yeah, its recommended that you try and repair with the windows cd.

    While you're in there, give a chkdsk /r a try and see if it comes up with anything, if so, then chkdsk /f to repair.

    If not, then get back to us
  5. Salserodeacero

    Salserodeacero TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How can I gtet to chkdsk/r?

    My Laptop will not even start on safe mode?


  6. Hexon

    Hexon TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Yeah thats expected. If you place your windows cd in the drive and get it to boot, then when it asks whether you want to install or repair, go to repair.

    It then should take you to a DOS like prompt. From there you can type chkdsk /r.

    And if that doesnt work, we might try refreshing the boot sector

    If the pc doesnt start still after all that, go back into the repair section and type in fixboot.
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