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kattmarl

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Hey Gurus!
Here's one for some fun... :)

I've recently installed a new HD for a SONY VIAO desktop which has WINXP home for an OS... only using the Recovery CDs, after what appears to be a successful installation, I get this error on startup:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\DEFAULT or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

What can I do? All the help I've found talks about using the recovery console to rename some SOFTWARE or SYSTEM file which might have gotten corrupted... only, this is a NEW install... so they aren't backups of some GOOD startup.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.. I'm in a PANIC here! :)
THANKS ALL!!!

Cheers! :tazz:
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Stop: 0xc0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\CorruptHive or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;822705
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what you neede now is recovery console disk.I had the same thing and those syupid 7 disks they sent are totally worthless.The recovery console was free and sent overnite,but I had to harass H.P. to get it.
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I'm not too good with this stuff either so you might ask someone else more exp.But if you unplug the mach til the greenlight gopes out amd plug it in you press fi while you turn on the mach.This should start a recovery,
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