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STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} - HYPER V VIRTUAL MACHINE

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STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}

is preventing my server from starting. It is a 2003 HyperV Virtual Machine.

Any suggestions to fix ? Obviously It cant be a hard drive issue as its a VM and other VM's are functioning correctly. the 2008 server running the VM's is working fine.

I can mount the VM with another program and access the VHD and read and write to it.

I have not tried a chkdsk /r at this stage, would like to find root of issue if possible.
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Try this Microsoft link for assistance:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830084
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If the link doesn't work or isn't helpful. Just use this solution.

This problem may occur if either of the following conditions is true: • The hardware where you are trying to install Windows XP may not be compatible with Windows XP.
• The hard disk where you are trying to install Windows XP may be damaged.
Make sure that the hardware Is compatible with Windows XP
Use the recovery console to confirm that the hard disk or file system Is not damaged
Important We recommend that only advanced users or administrators use the Recovery Console.

Note Only the Administrator account can access the Recovery Console.1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD drive. If prompted, select any options that you must select to start from the CD drive.

Note To start your computer from the Windows XP CD drive, your CD drive or DVD drive must be configured to do this. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD drive or DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer or contact the computer manufacturer.
2. When you are prompted to select Repair or Recover, press R. This starts the Microsoft Recovery Console.

Note You may have to enter the number to specify the Windows XP installation in the hard disk.
3. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the Administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
4. Use the chkdsk command-line tool to examine the hard disks. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r, and then press ENTER.
5. Read the results, and then take any steps that you must take to complete the process. For example, you may be prompted to run chkdsk /f to fix certain problems.
6. Restart the computer, and then try to run Setup again.

Step 3: Replace the hard disk
If the hard disk is damaged and cannot be repaired, you may have to replace it. Contact your computer manufacturer, the retailer where you bought your computer, or a qualified repair technician for information about how to replace the hard disk.

I'm david99noisy and I hope I helped.
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by:nikdonovanau
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Its a Virtual Machine. There is No Hard Disk to repair.

Have tried to copy the config folder from other working virtual machines to this virtual machine and it changes the error code to 0x00000024
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Sorry I was unable to help. I hope you find the correct answer.
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by:msmamji
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Is the VHD used with this VM, also associated with some other VM?
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It turns out the hard drive had some bad secotrs on it and needed to be replaced.

Server2008 would not preform a scan on the disk and I could open the vhd so it was hard to track down what the problem was. Also the server drives were only a few months old.
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