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The registry cannot load the hive>


zeppman

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My friend has a desktop PC when they try and boot it up this message aoppears.

STOP c0000218 (registry file failure) The registry can not load the hive (file) System root \system 32\config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternative. It is corrupt,absent ornot writtable. Being dumped of physical memory. Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group.

Can anyone help with a fix for this please.

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KRONOS the First

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Does it show a yellow mark in device manager. To open device manager.

1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.

2. Click on the Performance and Maintenance link.

Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simple double-click on the System icon and proceed to Step 4.

3. In the Performance and Maintenance window, click on the System icon near the bottom of the window.

4. In the System Properties window, click on the Hardware tab.

5. With the Hardware tab selected, click on the Device Manager button

If you do see a yellow sign just go to the motherboard makers website and download to a USB stick the drivers for your adapter using the PC you are on at the moment. Though the motherboard driver disk should have this driver on it.

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rdave13

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Chronus, it should have all the drivers on the disc that's why I suggested to check the bios to see if the network adapter was enabled. Hopefully it's not faulty.

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KRONOS the First

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Rdave13

In an ideal you are correct but it is not the first time that I have had trouble with adapter drivers off a disk,particularly with XP. As a rule if I am reinstalling XP on someone's PC I tend to download the Lan driver and the Audio as they seem to be the most troublesome.

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