corrupt file

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by stapler101, Jan 29, 2002.

  1. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    (yes, Lonman, this is after I flashed bios and highpoint!!)
    Just after the blue flashing lights on boot, just as the 'welcome' should appear, I get: Stop c0000218 {RegistryFile Failure} System Root\System32\config\Software. Its log or alternative file is corrupt, absent, or not writable.
    This stops the boot, system reboots, gets to this point and reboots again and again.
    I can't enter safe mode or any other option.
    The only thing I can figure to do is total reinstall (I've done approx 10 in the last 3 days).
    Here is what was in:
    abit kt7a-raid bios 4a (or 64)
    highpoint bios and driver 200919
    creative 52x master on ide 1
    yamaha 16x10x40 master on ide2
    lynksys nc100 network card
    40g hd master on raid ide3
    384 meg pc150c2 ram
    nero
    all xp updates
    Any ideas and how can I fix without reinstall if it hits again?
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  3. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    Thanks again Lonman.
    This should be very helpful in recovery. Now I hope I can determine what is causing the problem to begin with.
    I have a full legal copy of xp pro, so I do not think that is the problem.
    I now plan on installing one thing at a time, very slowly, and seeing if I can catch the guilty software/hardware causing the corruption.
    If anyone has any ideas, please jump in.