Windows XP forum: Desperate with c0000218 error {registry file failure}

by: lord grunge August 1, 2005 10:18 PM PDT

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Desperate with c0000218 error {registry file failure}

by lord grunge - 8/1/05 10:18 PM

My head's about to explode. I'll be brief:

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

and it goes on to say how its dumping physical memory.

Now, i'm not computer illiterate, but it's just i have no clue how to fix this crap. Ive read over all sorts of crap about boot discs and complex instructional things and im going to die if i cant get my computer working.

So please, can someone help me. Im desperate. Pretend im a child and baby me to the answer.
I dont have the windows xp disc, i lost it. I need an alternate EASY to understand way to get my computer working... i dont care if I had to wipe out my computer's memory and start over.

So please again, show me the exact program and method i need to get my computer on track (like i had no idea what to do)... im going through withdrawls. Thank you for your heart of gold.

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