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stop: c0000218 {registry file failure} the registry cannot load the hive (file): \systemroot\system32\config\SOFTWARE

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Boots ok,
safe mode --> power cycle
safe mode command prompt --> power cycle
all others power cycle except last known good...
on Last known good, windows screen, then stop: c0000218 {registry file failure} the registry cannot load the hive (file): \systemroot\system32\config\SOFTWARE bluescreen very quickly (had to video the error and replay to see it) then power cycles
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Take a look at this link.

Have had this before, and this is what fixed it.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_sys32.htm

Glenn
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by:adamwitherspoon
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Just email that to myself seconds after your post, i guess similar minds...
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Hope it works for you

Glenn
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Hi,

I think the solution posted on kelly's corner will work alright, HOWEVER: replacing a registry hive with one stored in the windows\repair folder will revert that part of the registry to the state it was in when the OS was first installed. That is ok for most registry hives, but in the case of the SOFTWARE hive this means you will loose all registry settings of nearly all applications you ever installed on the machine. This may result in malfunctioning or unregistered software etc.

If you use the System Restore feature on that machine you could also try to restore a more recent version of the SOFTWARE hive. Here's a guide on how to do this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us

(Of course, you will not need to copy all the other hives as well.)

Good luck.
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after floowing above MS help thread, password error on reboot, File system dead, reinstalling, dont want to waste any more time.
thanks!
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