" Stop:c0000218 ( registry File Failure). The Registry cannot load the hive.
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\Software or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.". I found info on that problem in microsoft and Dell Webs.
Most articles advice to use Recovery Console option after rebooting or starting from CD with XP OS. Unfortunatelly, Recovery Console prompts me to enter Administrator Password. Documentation says, that if Administratot code not defined enter <Enter> instead. I am always getting Invalid Passwor message and cannot proceed. I am the only user of my PC and from the beginning I have never defined any password on my PC. So I have two questions.
1. How should I deal with Administrator Password issue. I cannot even find info on how to establish it or clear it.
2. Is it the best way to use Recovery Console in my problem. I do not want to loose my data. Do I have any alternatives.
My XP has NTFS file system.