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Thread: Error C0000218 When trying to boot Win2k !!!

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    Unhappy Error C0000218 When trying to boot Win2k !!!

    Msg i have :

    Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the
    hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate ...

    System : Windows 2000 pro

    How it happened : Tried to install a HD in slave to backup the files from that HD.

    The error happened immidiately after installing that second disk.

    Tried already : 1. Safe mode
    2. Safe mode with command prompt
    3. Last good configuration known
    4. Remove all hardware devices (including changing memory
    slot) (excluding video card)
    5. System recovery from boot menu

    Solution found: NONE !!!!

    Any ideas anyone ?????

    Really desparate because i really don't want to loose any documents on C:

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    Question

    Thanks Reverend for good infos but i really had to format and reinstall. It was a friend computer and he finally told me that he has played in the reg !! Big thanks anyway !

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