Windows XP forum: Unable to boot

by: snsk November 23, 2005 10:54 PM PST

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Unable to boot

by snsk - 11/23/05 10:54 PM

Safe Mode boot stops with the BTHidMgr.sys driver, then the system reboots automatically, and repeats. Disabling automatic restart on failure yields the following message:

Stop: C000018 {Registry file failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\system root\system32\config\software
or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent or not writable
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump completed
Contact your system adminstrator or technical
support group for further assistance

Is there a way to determine what file/driver is causing the problem? Is it the registry file itself?

I have a second Windows XP installation on the D: drive (the unbootable installation is on the C: drive) that boots normally, however almost all of my programs are installed on the C: drive.

Any assistance in making the C: installation bootable would be greatly appreciated.

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