I keep getting an error message

Question

I get this error on boot up:

Stop: C0000218{registery file failure}

the registry cannot load the hive {file}:

\systemroot\system32\config\DEFAULT

or it's log or alternate

It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

It is corrupt,absent,or not writable.

I know how to replace this file however I am not sure where I can find it. I tried to search the cd for it but I couldn't find the file. Could any one help? My temp email is [email protected]

thanks a bunch

Answer

This question was answered on March 17, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To restore a damaged registry hive, use the Recovery Console to restore the backup copy of the hive from the Repair folder The Repair folder contains a copy of the system's registry hives that were created after the first successful startup of Windows XP

Try to install the Recovery Console as a startup option

With Windows running, insert the Setup CD into your CD-ROM drive

Click Start and select Run

Type the following where D: is the CD-ROM drive letter:

D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

To run the Recovery Console, restart your computer and select the Recovery Console option from the list of available operating systems

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure

To see the commands available on the Recovery Console, type help at the at the console prompt

If your computer will not start, you can run the Recovery Console from the Setup CD.

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 17, 2003