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The other day my computer froze and I tried to do a reboot, but when I did received the following:
STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load theh hive (file) \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SECURITY
I did search the site and found similar problems, and I have tried unsuccessfully to do a fresh reinstall.
When I turn the computer on the disk does not start up and the computer goes to the screen that allows you to start in SAFE MODE...LAST KNOWN GOOD, etc... (I have tried all these options unsuccessfully---the computer just goes on back to the blue screen.)
There is a humming noise that I have never heard coming from the tower, and when I shut it down to reboot it does this weird humming down noise as it turns off.
Is my computer meant for the junk pile? Or am I doing something wrong? There is stuff on my system that I need, if it is possible to retrieve it, but I will accept my loses if it means having my system up and running again.
Someone please HELP!!! :)
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try this...

download the following file: rc.iso....go here..

if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. click on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its rc.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....
boot from the rc.iso cd....

Type bootcfg /scan and press Enter

if it says total identified window installs: 1

Type in bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter...

It will identify your XP installation...type Y once you see this prompt.

You will be prompted to enter the load identifier...type in Microsoft XP Home Edition or Microsoft XP Professional depending on whichever version you have...press enter

You will be prompted to enter the load options...type in /fastdetect and press Enter

Type in exit and press Enter

remove the cd


Edited by happyrock, 05 January 2009 - 09:53 AM.

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