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minilight1020

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My mom uses a Dell inspiron laptop 700 M and just today when she turned on the computer after it loads the black windows xp screen then it pops up the blue screen which says

STOP: C0000218 {REGISTRY FILE FAILURE}
THE REGISTRY CANNOT LOAD THE HIVE (FILE):
\SYSTEMROOT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE
OR ITS LOG OR ALTERNATE.
IT IS CORRUPT, ABSENT, OR NOT WRITABLE.
BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY.
dUMMPING PHYSICAL MEMORY TO DISK: __ %

I don't have the windows xp cd but I do have a blue disc that says drivers and utilities?

Can anyone please help me solve the problem? Is there any way i can recover the laptop? I tried rebooting but it doesn't work as soon as after it loads the black screen which said windows xp then it pops up the blue screen.

please help me

thank you.
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Hi minilight and welcome -
Can you get the computer to function in normal mode at all ? ?
If not can you access Safe mode with networking and download a small program please -
If you can , Please do the following as it will provide us with more information that will help us.

Please download BlueScreenView
No installation required.
Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

Thank You -
http://forums.techgu...098-post11.html
Also read this post and the M/soft link provided in it -

Edited by noknojon, 17 March 2011 - 06:01 AM.

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happyrock

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non Bootable Computer xp
Speech written by: Broni
Speech edited by: Artellos

The following Canned Speech is designed for fixing a non bootable computer, specifically aimed at these errors:

- Invalid boot.ini
- NTLDR is Missing
- Missing or Corrupt HAL.dll
- Missing or Corrupt Ntoskrnl.exe
- Missing or Corrupt \\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\CONFIG\\SYSTEM


If you have your Windows CD
  • Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD.
  • Once you have booted from CD, Youíre going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the "R" key to enter the recovery console:
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  • You will be prompted to select one of the listed Windows installation (typically number "1").
  • Select the installation number, and hit Enter.
    If there is an administrator password for the administrator account fill out the password and hit enter.
    By default you can leave this blank and hit enter.
    (If it does have a password and you don't know it, you're out of luck).

    You will be greeted with this screen, which indicates a recovery console at the ready:
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  • Please make sure you follow the instructions of this guide exactly as given or you might risk more problems.
    NOTE; Make sure you press Enter after each command.
    Make sure all commands are exactly as shown in this guide, including "spaces".


    First, we will start off with these 6 commands.

    CD..
    ATTRIB -H C:\boot.ini
    ATTRIB -S C:\boot.ini
    ATRIB -R C:\boot.ini
    del boot.ini
    BOOTCFG /Rebuild


    Note about the above command.
    BOOTCFG /REBUILD will search for pre-existing installations of Windows XP and rebuilds sundry essential components of the Windows operating system, recompiles the BOOT.INI file and corrects a litany of common Windows errors.

    For the Enter Load Identifier portion of this command, you should enter the name of the operating system you have installed.
    If, for example, you are using Windows XP Home, you could type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for the identifier (it's not crucial, however what the name is, as long, as it's meaningful).
    For the OS Load Option portion of this command, you should enter the following: /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN
    It is very important that you do one or both of the following two things:

    Here is what you should see:
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  • The following command verifies the integrity of the hard drive containing the Windows XP installation. While this step is not an essential function in our process, itís still good to be sure that the drive is physically capable of running windows and that it contains no bad sectors or other corruptions that might be causing issues.
    Take note that this scan might take a long while. Leave it running uninterrupted![/b]

    CHKDSK /R
  • This last command writes a new boot sector to the hard drive and cleans up all the loose ends we created by rebuilding the BOOT.INI file and the system files. When the Windows Recovery Console asks you if you are Sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition C: ? just hit "Y" and hit Enter to confirm your decision:

    FIXBOOT
  • Itís time to reboot your PC by typing:
    EXIT
    and pressing Enter.
With any luck, your PC will boot successfully into Windows XP as if your various DLL, Hive, EXE and NTLDR errors never existed.

If you don't have Windows CD
Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com.
  • Double click ARCDC.exe
  • Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. [i]pick the version and service pack option that corresponds to your system l
  • You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
  • You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
  • Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
  • The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Then, follow instructions from Step #1 above.
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minilight1020

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@ noknojon: Nope, I can not access the safe mode, nor the safe mode with networking either. as soon as it loads all the stuff on black screen in safe mode then it pops up the blue screen.

@ happyrock: I tried it and yes it works until it tells me to enter the administrative password and the laptop is originally my brother when he was still living with us but he tells me their isn't a password that he set up on the laptop so I dont really understand why it tells me to enter the password.
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if your brother did not create a password just press enter when it asks for one
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