B.S.O.D. Stop error C000218

  SLAYER 19:03 23 Feb 2007

A friend called and asked if he could drop his laptop in as he was having problems.He is getting the above error with the added:

Registry file failure
registry cannot load hive.

I googled the error and one of the solutions was this.

click here

This procedure looks a tad daunting and I am wondering if there is anything simpler to try before having a go at it.

I might just add he only recently got his laptop back from me after a complete reinstall.

Laptop in question is a Compaq presario 734.
Also any ideas on what might have caused this problem.

  VoG II 19:08 23 Feb 2007

Don't try that if it is an OEM version of Windows!

Try click here first.

  VoG II 19:11 23 Feb 2007

And/or click here

  SANTOS7 19:15 23 Feb 2007

click here

Have a bash round this first,good luck..

  SLAYER 19:16 23 Feb 2007

Thanks for the quick response and will certainly try your suggestions.
Thanks again.

  SLAYER 19:19 23 Feb 2007

Thanks also.
I have yet to receive the troubled laptop so will spend the time reading the suggestions offered.

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