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When booting my laptop I get a blue screen saying stop coooo218(registry file failure)The registry cannot load the hive(file):systemroot\system32\config\software.....it is corrupt absent or not writeable.
I have tried to reboot it in all modes and last useable point. Nothing helped. It is almost like a boot loop. It dumps memory then reboots to safe mode page and starts over again at the blue screen. I have tried to repair using the windows cd selecting the "enter" not the "r"but after the F8 agreement page I didn't get the screen about the repairs. It said something about partitions and I was afraid to continue. What do I need to do to fix the registry thing?

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This error is a Fairly common one.
You can most of the time fix this issue without a repair install.

There are a few ways to fix this both require the recovery console by pressing R to repair.

First is the one that I like to use that I put in my Knowlage base.
Repair Registry from snapshot

Second is from Microsoft's website I do not use this method tippicly because it can cause more problems then the previous method.

Recovery Registry to original configuration.
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Thanks Tuxmaster for the quick reply and help. I will give it a try.
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Thanks Tuxmaster for the registry help. It fixed the problem.
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