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Please help!

For no good reason my laptop has stopped running. I will log in, Microsoft will look as if it is loading and then I will get a black screen. If I press F12 and change to safe mode I get partition information that runs and then the blue screen of death with c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (File): blah blah

I have tried to use the info that ya'll have posted here to no avail. I have changed my cd drive so that the windows cd will run at startup. I have waited for the "setup" screen, which has not shown up, so I cannot press "r" for recovery as everyone has suggested. Please tell me what to do. Teddi :)
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1. If you have Windows CD, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp

2. If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp, starting below this picture on page 1:
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Thank you for responding. I have copied the rc.iso to a cd. I cannot get my laptop to run it. When I turn it on, the cd starts to run and then I don't get a setup screen, it goes right to the screen that tells me that my laptop didn't load correctly and asks if I want to run safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc. When I click on safe mode, I get all of the partition runs and then my blue screen. I've tried redirecting my run mode right to the cd drive but, I just can get it to run. Please advise. Teddi
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I still have not been able to run the cd. It starts to run and then stops. How do I check to see if my motherboard has gone up? That was a suggestion that was made to me a few hours ago. T
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Did you use ImgBurn to burn rc.iso to CD?
Is the CD in, when you start computer?
Do you see following message:
Press any key to boot from CD
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Did you use ImgBurn to burn rc.iso to CD?
Yep
Is the CD in, when you start computer?
Yep
Do you see following message:
Press any key to boot from CD
Nope

My BIL told me to stop buying used laptops. Sigh
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Do you see following message:
Press any key to boot from CD
Nope


You'll need to enter the BIOS, and change the boot order, so the CD drive is listed before hard drive.
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I have done that repeatedly. I hear the cd start, run for a bit and then it stops. I don't get a setup screen, just a black screen with nothing happening. T
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No, no....
When your computer starts, at the bottom of the screen, you'll see an option like:
Press some key to enter setup
After pressing "some key", you'll find yourself, at a screen similar to this one:

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What computer brand, and model is it?

Edited by Broni, 20 February 2009 - 03:55 PM.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8600. T
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With Dell Inspiron, F2 key should work.
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Yes, you would think that after pressing F2 and selecting CD drive to boot the cd would run. But it doesn't. You hear it power up and then stop. T
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You may have faulty CD drive, then...
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my zip drive/usb works. can i load the recovery file on that? T
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Unfortunately not.
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