registry file failure

  alphonse snottigrew 19:59 23 Feb 2005
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I'm running XP service pack 2 with all the updates. I have zone alarm, adaware, spybot, avg antivirus. suddenly today my computer crashed with this message....

stop: c0000218 {registry file failure} the registry cannot load hive (file). systemrootsystem32configdefault or its log or alternative. it is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

anyone got any ideas.

I can't get back in to windows. i've tried the last known good configuration and tried to boot into safe mode but the above message is all i get.

  Michendi 20:07 23 Feb 2005

You should be able to boot from the Windows CD..?

  VoG II 20:15 23 Feb 2005

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