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Windows 2000 Server Error: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}

 
 
Paramesh
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      23rd Feb 2004

with Windows 2000 Server getting the follwing error when
booting

Error: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry can't
load the hive (file): \System Root\System32
\Config\Software or its log or alternate it is corrupt,
absent, or not writable. Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory

after this error it restarts and this cycle repeats.
 
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Jerold Schulman
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      23rd Feb 2004
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 02:51:06 -0800, "Paramesh"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

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>with Windows 2000 Server getting the follwing error when
>booting
>
>Error: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry can't
>load the hive (file): \System Root\System32
>\Config\Software or its log or alternate it is corrupt,
>absent, or not writable. Beginning dump of physical memory
>Dumping physical memory
>
>after this error it restarts and this cycle repeats.


See tips 7449 and 7456 in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsiinc.com

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Dave Patrick
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      23rd Feb 2004
If the software hive is corrupt, it may be possible to rename the software
hive found in;
%windir%\system32\config\software
to software.old
then copy the most recent backup found in
%windir%\repair\regback
as
%windir%\system32\config\software

If that fails you can copy/ use the file
%windir%\repair\software
This file is an image of the hive at the time the OS was installed, so you'd
have to reinstall all software. This being the case you might just as well
blow it away and start a new install. (note: this would at least allow you
to start the OS to make any necessary backups prior to wiping the drive.)

To start the Recovery Console, start the computer from the Windows 2000
Setup CD or the Windows 2000 Setup floppy disks. If you do not have Setup
floppy disks and your computer cannot start from the Windows 2000 Setup CD,
use another Windows 2000-based computer to create the Setup floppy disks.
Press ENTER at the "Setup Notification" screen. Press R to repair a Windows
2000 installation, and then press C to use the Recovery Console. The
Recovery Console then prompts you for the administrator password. If you do
not have the correct password, Recovery Console does not allow access to the
computer. If an incorrect password is entered three times, the
RecoveryConsole quits and restarts the computer. Once the password has been
validated, you have full access to the Recovery Console, but limited access
to the hard disk. You can only access the following folders on your
computer: %systemroot% and %windir%

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]
Microsoft Certified Professional [Windows 2000]
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"Paramesh" wrote:
|
| with Windows 2000 Server getting the follwing error when
| booting
|
| Error: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry can't
| load the hive (file): \System Root\System32
| \Config\Software or its log or alternate it is corrupt,
| absent, or not writable. Beginning dump of physical memory
| Dumping physical memory
|
| after this error it restarts and this cycle repeats.


 
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