Windows 2000 Server Error: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Applications' started by Paramesh, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Paramesh

    Paramesh Guest

    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.
     
    Paramesh, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 02:51:06 -0800, "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.


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

    Jerold Schulman
    Windows: General MVP
    JSI, Inc.
    http://www.jsiinc.com
     
    Jerold Schulman, Feb 23, 2004
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  3. Paramesh

    Dave Patrick Guest

    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%

    --
    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]
    Microsoft Certified Professional [Windows 2000]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect


    "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.
     
    Dave Patrick, Feb 23, 2004
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