Registry File Failure

  Greyhair 16:42 26 Apr 2006

Can anyone help. The PC will not start even in safe mode. Shows the windows xp screen and then re-starts constantly. Unable to switch off except at mains. When trying to go into safe mode received the following message:
"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The register cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\DEFAULT or its log or alternative. It is corrupt, absent or not writable.
Beginning dump of physical memory." The machine then froze. Thanks for any assistance.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:50 26 Apr 2006

XP's Little-Known 'Rebuild' Command | April 17, 2006
click here

This may help - seems good at face value at least.

  Greyhair 17:20 26 Apr 2006

Thanks for that Diodorus. Also found in archives (7/6/05)a link from Fruit Bat. Cheers.

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