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After c0000218 Registry Fail, what registry files use?


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Hi! Thanks. I noticed the ASR option, but I don't have a floppy drive. Tried to do it to cd, but it didn't like it.

Thanks for clearing up the sp info and options. I will definately do the slipstream after I get everything stable.

I'm thinking I ran the chkdsk under the user.domain login instead of my workgroup name. Maybe that's why it isn't found.

Thanks again for your help.
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The ASR is not critical, just make sure you back up the complete drive, as an image.
You can make it to a USB flash pen if your computer will boot from a USB flash pen.
Another good precaution is to use the backup provided by your hard disk manufacturer, for instance Western Digital provide their version of Acronis, which is simply a free limited version of Acronis.
I use it, as one of my backups and it is very good.
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Hi! Thanks again. Will Accessories, System Tools, Backup, All Information backup everything I need? Or, is that more user information?

Do you have a link on how to do an image backup in XP? The ones I found were for Windows 7. I have a Dell Latitude D600. I do have an WD external drive I got to backup files to before I reinstalled SP3, but noticed it is FAT32 and looks like it needs to be NTFS? Can I put the image backup and other data on that same external drive?

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See this
http://support.wdc.c...il.asp?swid=119

Yes you can put them on the same external drive, but do so in separate folders of course.

XP backup guide
http://www.microsoft...ackupfiles.mspx

and another backup guide
http://www.tweakhoun...p/diskimage.htm

Edited by Macboatmaster, 01 October 2010 - 06:07 PM.

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Hi! Thanks again. I'll check these out, but it won't be until Monday.

Have a nice weekend.

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Hi! An update. On Tuesday, I booted machine and got c0000218 error again. Followed KB article to replace registry files and (from another link I realized I needed to do part 3 also.) When restored, still got 218 until went back to a early Monday install. Seems like something is clobbering hive when shutdown. Stopped all services and changed msconfig to only start critical things. Have been able to reboot a couple times in row without 218.

Did a chkdsk and did find the error log. Showed a few minor inconsistencies, a few unused index entries, a free space marked as allocated, and it made corrections to file system.

After doing part 3, it thinks I have SP3 installed. But, everything is still not matching up between the registry and what's on disk (had installed .net 3.5, but only 2.0 in add/remove programs and had installed adobe reader 9, but only 7.0 in add/remove programs, etc.) I have not done the sfc /scannow as I'm really afraid it will think it needs to automatically replace system files and I haven't been able to make a slipstream of sp3 nor an image backup since everything isn't really "stable", yet.

Am continuing to reinstall things that it cannot run.

Revised - This morning c0000218 error again. I had run Windows Update, to see what it thought I needed to install. Listed .NET Framework 3.5 SP1... It gave 0x0643 error when tried to install from Updates. I tried to uninstall 2.0 sp1, 1.1 sp1, 1.1 from Add/Remove Programs, but it did nothing. So, I uninstalled all the .NET's using a .NET Cleaner from blogs.msdn.com/astebner/pages/8904493.aspx. I had only reinstalled .NET 3.5 SP1 when I shut down last night. Is there something that is recommended or steps for registry hive errors? Or, should I post that in a new log to see if anybody has expertise in that area?

Thanks

Edited by blackbear, 07 October 2010 - 07:53 AM.

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