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    Angry Stop:c0000 {Registry File Failure}

    My wife got this today on her E-Machine, Windows XP. "Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\config|Default or its log or alternative. It is corrupt, absent or not writable. Beginning dup of physical memory. I have the registry file backups in another location on her hard drive but it won't let me into safe mode with or without options. It just keeps rebooting.

    Any ideas????
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    This problem is has been explained and corrective action provided at Microsoft Support. LINK
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    I cannot get into safe mode to complete the actions suggested there. It won't boot from my recovery cd either. I have it in an external enclosure now but when I try to restore the registry back ups I can't tell it it is going to my computer or the enclosure because it does not specify which drive the files are being merged to.
    Last edited by Rfarris39; July 14th, 2012 at 01:38 AM.

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    Tap F8 key as xp begins the boot phase. A window should open that give you several choices. Select the option for safe mode. Providing this info from memory so hope I didn't forget something.
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    That is where I get to, I have tried all three safe mode options and it only reboots. Could it be a virus an not an actual registry issue?

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    I suspect a damaged registry. Here is another approach to fix the problem. http://www.windowsxpregistrycleaner....error-fix.html
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