stop c0000218 error

  fullywired23 23:30 02 Feb 03

I am running XP pro and I got a blue screen with the following message:-(stop c0000218 registry file failure .registry cannot load hive (file)system root\system32\config default or it's jog or alternate or not writable) and I could not do anything with it.I could'nt get to system restore and a return to the last good registry failed to do anything.I finally put the disc (XP)in and formatted the partition and reinstalled the OS.My question is what else could I have done,because I felt my solution was a bit drastic

Regards viejo

  JoeC 08:53 03 Feb 03
  fullywired23 19:30 03 Feb 03

Thanks for the reply and the link .I have printed the page for future reference.But I hope the problem does not reoccur
thanks again

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