How to get rid of windows error message?


Windows 2000 failed to load. Error message is

stop c218 {registry file failure}

cannot load hive file

system root\system32\config\SOFTWARE

or its log or alternate

It is corrupt, absent, or not writeable

Beginning dump of physical memory

Physical memory dump complete

Contact your system administrator or technical

support group for further assistance

I have tried using last know configuration load

have tried msdos related scanreg/restore

This error does not occur when I soft boot, when I turn off machine, or when I download new drivers or upgrades. It only occurs when I must unplug machine to move it. When I try to restart this is the error I get, now twice.

thanks for any assistance.


This question was answered on February 21, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can boot from the windows 2000 CD (you may have to set your BIOS to boot from CD.) then choose the Repair option When it asks for the emergency repair disk there should be an option to attempt repair without the emergency disk If you still have problems i would just re-install 2000.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 21, 2004