HELP! (Isn't that what everybody starts their thread with?) Have an inspiron 1000(wife's)
1 1/2 year old and now upon startup have screen that says
STOP:c0000218 Registry File Failure
The registry cannot load the Hive (File)
or it's log or alternate.
It is corrupt , absent or not writable
Beginning Dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.
Wife claims she hit ALT CTRL DEL and removed Task Manager (why? I don't know!)
I ran an "OS will not boot" test from the F12 startup option
and came back with IDE Disk S/Ny4gi5644t Read and Verify Errors
Will not boot up in safe mode or any other options.
Is the HD bad, Do I have to do a total re-install, or repair?
Will I lose any existing data?
Any help would be appreciated.
Message Edited by CopB8 on 06-08-200611:24 PM