STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Posted On 2008-05-29 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Installation problem
Tags: General Tip Windows XP Vista
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When installing Windows XP or Windows Vista. You get a blue screen of death error:
STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The most likely cause of this is the hard drive is damaged and must be repaired. CHKDSK /R will need to be run to try to repair it. To do so, try the following steps:

  1. Boot the computer with your Windows installation disc.

  2. When you are prompted to select Repair or Recover, press R.

  3. Type the Administrator password when prompted.

  4. 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. You may need to run CHKDSK /F instead to fix the problem.

  6. Restart the computer, and see if Windows works now.

If this didnít fix the problem, you may have to replace the hard drive.

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