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keres

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i turned my computer on and it went stariaght 2 options start in normal mode safe mode ect. i try and start in safe mode and nothing i try several times still nothing i press f8 for other options when i press one of the options and i get a blue screen which says

c0000218 registry file faliure
registry cannot load the hive (file)
systeroot\system32\config\sam


can someone plz help me im goin crazy think what can i do :tazz:
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Hi keres!

There is a fix for it, but you need to have your XP CD to do it, because you need to enter the recovery console. Please follow the steps listed on this site to fix your problem and restore the defective registry hive with a backup.

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hi thx for the reply i do not have the xp disc for it coz it was preinstalled on computer when i bought it is there anyother way around it
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Yes, you can download the Recovery Console image file HERE and burn it to a CD. If you don't know how to burn an iso image, choose RECORDER-->BURN IMAGE and select the RC.ISO file if you're using nero. If you're using a different burning software, then google for help on how to do it with that software.

You should then be able to boot to that CD and enter the recovery console and follow the steps stated on the link in my previous post.

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hi thx for replyin i did what u told me and burned the file to a iso image but when i put disc in for the recovery 2 start nothing happened it still went to the options if i want 2 start in normal mode or safe mose am i doin anything wrong

Edited by keres, 19 November 2005 - 12:39 PM.

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You have to change the BOOT ORDER in your computer's BIOS to boot from the CD first before the Harddrive.

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sorri for being a pain how do i do that. do i press f3 2 get in bios mode
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Normal keys are F1, F2, F10 and DEL. Try hitting each of those as your computer is initially booting up. Also read on the screen while your computer is booting up. It most of the time says what key to press to enter SETUP, which is another name for the BIOS.

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