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"STOP: C0000218 ... Registry cannot load the hire file... corrupt, absent ... physical memory dump complete..."

Question: "STOP: C0000218 ... Registry cannot load the hire file... corrupt, absent ... physical memory dump complete..."

We bought a rebuild ... Dell, Intel Pent 4 @ 2.8GHz, 1 GB RAM. 80 GB HDD, Win XP Pro. This is not the first time we've done this, but this time things didn't go so well.

We hooked it up to the router to get it going ... disconnected it and it didn't pick up the wireless signal, so we reconnected it to get the stuff needed to get it going. We thought we'd get it all ready and worry about the router later ... other devices in the house caught the router's signal, so one bridge at a time .. (Any ideas with that?)

First thing, we went to filehippo and downloaded and installed: AVAST, CCleaner,Flash AND Open Office and the necessary JAVE runtime deal OO requires. THen, we resterted it. My daughter insisted we go back to filehippo to download iTunes. I did. While there, I also downloaded Adobe Reader.

Then we went to microsoft.com to get updates .. there were only 3. I was feeling pretty good about how fast it was all going. Then, we went back to filehippo to get the media player upgrade. WHILE the media player was downloading, the computer all of a sudden 'died,' the green "I am on" light was a bright yellow and the monitor said that it detected no input. We had to unplug it from the wall to start it back up.

We chose normal startup and it went to the XP screen, then we got this mesage:

"STOP:C0000218 {Regostry File Failure}
The Registry cannot load the hive (file):
/SystemRoot/ system32/config/SOFTWARE
or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physcial memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support for futher assistance."

If we turn it off and back on, safe mode or other choices advance to this same message.

The firewall was enabled.

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Preferred Solution: "STOP: C0000218 ... Registry cannot load the hire file... corrupt, absent ... physical memory dump complete..."

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Answer: "STOP: C0000218 ... Registry cannot load the hire file... corrupt, absent ... physical memory dump complete..."

Hi .Take a look at Corrupt Hive.Louis

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Hello, I am a computer science/engineer major and I know somewhat a lot about computers, but this is my first time seeing this blue screen. My computer will start up to the compaq screen then goes to windows xp and then it flashes a blue screen for a split second. I was able to freeze it, but do not know how i did it, but it said something about a cretain system32 file is corrupt. there is a corrupt hive. complete physical memory dump complete. contact tech support or system administrator. right now, I am out of town and i have been reading about it and they say something about using a recovery console. I do not have my XP disk with me. I was wondering could I use anyone's XP disk and how do i fix this problem with no disk or using a XP disk? Thanks, i really need the help.!!!!!
 

Answer:Get a blue screen indicating a corrupt hive, physical memory dump complete. (Win XP)

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i get a blue screen error message.
Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate.
this happend when i accidentally hit the power switch on the bus-bar that my comp was plugged into, shuttin off all the power while the comp was running.
My windows xp will not boot. i do not have any windows xp boot disks, Nor a floopy drive.
is there any way i can make a boot disk from another xp comp i have (it also has no floppy drive) just using a cd-rom??
is there any chance in hell to save my files on the harddisk?
ive looked all over the interweb. any help would be greatly appreciated.!!
 

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista.

When my Sony Vaio laptop boots up, it says:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \systemroot\system32\config\components

How can I fix this?

HELP!!!!!!!!

Thanks in advance! I need to get this working TODAY!


Thanks!!!!!

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):

You need to install a backup copy of your Registry. The simplest method would be a System Restore.

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I am getting a message from Windows when I try to go into safe mode that the HIVE file is corrupt and a physical memory dump has occured. I am running Win XP Pro on a DELL latitude and I was trying to go into safe mode to reset the video drivers as my resolution had gone haywire after using a projector. Anyone familiar with this error? Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:HIVE file corrupt....Physical Memory Dump

Check this out, I think it'll help you. Repair System Hive
 

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A couple of days ago, i set my computer for a 'Administrator User Account login/w password' before windowsXP would boot. The next time i went to start up windows,either i forgot the correct password or the correct password would not work,nevertheless i could not get by the Administrator user to get windows started. After fooling around,somehow i got a user log in and got in without any password.

Everything is fine except i decided to do a full reformat(im experienced). Instead of getting my computers reformat page, i got the following:

"stop:c0000218 (registry file failure)the registry cannot load the hive file...
\systemroot\system32\config\security or its log or alternative it is corrupt,
abscent, or not writeable"

I did a system restore,no luck.

Again everything seems fine except trying to do a reformat. I fiqure sooner or later the problem will show up elsewhere if i dont take care of it now.

amy comments?
 

Answer:"stop:c0000218 (registry file failure)the registry cannot load the hive file..."

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Hey people, he problem with my laptop is that everytime I turn it on a sudden blue screen appears saying:STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure}the registry cannot load the hive (file):\systemroot\system32\config\SYSTEMor its log or alternateIt is currupt, absent, or not writableBeginning dump of physical memoryPhysical memory dump completeIt does this every time I turn it on so I can't even log in or use any programmes. I would say it had something to do with the hardware but I have no clue whatsoeverCould someone help and tell me what's the problem with my laptop and what will I need to do to fix it. Would I need to buy anything??

Answer:Physical memory dump complete

You've got to repair the hive.http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/ho...

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Hello!

I am trying to troubleshoot a computer on my work network. I read through many of the guides and forums concerning these issues but cannot seem to resolve. Will start at beginning.

One of the PCs won't boot in any mode, safe mode, restore system to previous state, or normally. It gives the following message : STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):\systemroot\system32\config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate. From what I have been reading the way to solve this is to use an xp cd and run recovery console. Unfortunately I am at a small base in Afghanistan and don't have access to this cd.

I have found a few recovery console/boot disk isos that I burned onto cds but when I try to boot from one of these cds it goes to another BSOD which states STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF780A208, 0xF7809F08) pci.sys - Address F748G0BF base at F7487000, datestamp 3b7d855c.

I would very much like to get into the recovery console to at least try some of the steps I have read in the guides but have thus far had no luck. Does anyone have any information as to why I am getting the second error when I try to boot from CD? Or able to recommend any programs that might work?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:BSOD STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} and STOP: 0x0000007E

oh forgot, as for the computer it is a dell optiplex 980 - runs on windows xp SP3
 

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When ever i start my laptop (after going through the start up menu, safe mode, regular start up etc.) i am confronted with this message

Stop:c0000218 {registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its 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.

I have never had any problem like this before, and it comes up no matter what mode i start my computer in. Any help at all at this point is greatly appreciated, even information on how this problem started, but more on how i can fix it, thank you.

Answer:Stop:c0000218 {registry File Failure}

Welcome to BC finnegan.Go to the link below, copy and print the information there so that you can use it to start your computer.http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htmHope this gets you going.

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I AM ATTEMPTING to do a system recovery and receiving
the following message ( xp compaq)



STOP: c0000218 {REGISTRY FILE FAILURE}
THE REGISTRY CANNOT LOAD THE HIVE(FILE):
\SYSTEMROOT\SYSTEM32\CONFIQ\SECURITY
OR ITS LOG OR ITS ALTERNATIVE

IT IS CORRUPT,ABSENT,OR NOT WRITABLE
 

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Recently recovered from a blue screen
"Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate"

I used the Recovery Console to restore the backup copy of the hive from the Repair folder:

Changed to the c:\Windows folder.

Typed

cd system32\config
dir system
ren software software.bak
copy c:\windows\repair\software

1 file copied successfully

Typed exit , quit Recovery Console and then restarted the computer.

Everything then worked athough with old settings, and I am going to have to reinstall some programs. It also taught me to do a regular restore point!!

My problem now is that I am trying to reinstall McAfee, but something is blocking the Download Manager "DMsetup.exe" and not allowing it to connect to the internet. It is also stopping AVG updates "avginet.exe", product activation of Office 2007, and Carbonite registration. All other internet access is fine. I have checked Windows Firewall and exceptions - all seems fine there - and it makes no difference if I take the firewall down.

If I go to Properties - Advanced of the Local Area Connection it tells me that Windows Management Instrumentation might be corrupted - go to an earlier restore point (I wish!!).

Any ideas what I am doing wrong here - should I do a clean reinstallation?

Thanks

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I have gone throught the forums and found out what to do in my situation, but I am needing a Windows XP start up disk and don't believe I have one. My error message is below:

STOP:C0000218 {Regostry File Failure}
The Registry cannot load the hive (file):
/SystemRoot/ system32/config/SOFTWARE
or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physcial memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support for futher assistance.

Answer:Stop: c0000218 {Registry file Failure}

You will have to get a Windows XP Installation CD and perform the work required. Ask a friend.

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Hello.
Long story short, dropped something onto my old Dell Latitude D610 laptop and it restarted itself. Now it won't boot up, and all I get is a blue screen with the following message:
______________________________________________________

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:
_________________________________________________________

I rebooted into Windows Setup with an XP CD I have, but can't find any option to start the recovery console??
Trying to avoid reinstalling Windows and/or losing data.

Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Boot into Safe Mode by striking F8 once / sec.
Select Safe Mode
login as admin
restore from your last (ie latest) Restore Point

right click on Cumputer
click on System protection
click System Restore
select the restore point

 

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Hi,I have a Dell Latitude D520 laptop which runs Windows XP. It is failing to boot, and loads a blue screen with the following message:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}The registry cannot load the hive (file):\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWAREor its log or alternativeIt is corrupt, absent, or not writableBeginning dump of physical memoryPhysical memory dump complete.Contact your system administrator...etcI have tried loading in safe mode, and loading the last know good config but still get the same result.Is there any way to fix this without re-installing Windows?ThanksNick

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Hard to say from the error message nick.Have you recently ran any registry programs here ?In safemode does everything work ?What types of backups have you made if any ? ?I would first try running chkdsk /r from a command prompt in safemode and re-boot...

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I have a Compaq Presario V6120US Notebook PC with XP Home SP3 that just loops. It never gets to the logon screen. I can get the F8 to one screen only. The XP Disk doesn't do anything and Last known good config. does nothing, in fact, none of the options do anything. Any help? I've read the posts and the Malware post. All of that assumes that you can get past this point and don't really understand what their talking about anyway. HELP!!! I have mucho data I can't afford to lose.

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file): \System Root \ System32 \ Config \Sam or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent or not writable.
 

Answer:STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}

When you say the XP disk doesn't do any thing, have you gone into the BIOS, (F2 key on startup, keep tapping), and put the CD/DVD boot first in sequence?
If it is an install of recover disk, your computer will boot from this first then. Try to repair from the options given.
 

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Hi,

When I start the laptop {Dell Inspiron 6400 / Windows XP} I get a blue screen with following error.

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):\System Root\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

I tried starting in Safe Mode
i.e: while starting computer hit F8 and select 'Safe Mode'

same error!

Also tried starting with Last Known Good Configuration
i.e: while starting computer hit F8 and select '... (last known good configuration)'

same error!

I called dell tech support and they asked me to run diagnostics and concluded thats its Hard Drive error.
i.e: while starting computer hit F12 and select 'OS' and then 'Diagnostics'

Since I am under warranty Dell support said they would be sending me a new Hard Drive and the Windows reinstall CD.

The problem is I need to recover my data in existing hard drive. (or fix the error)

Please help.

Thanks in advance,
akhvee
 

Answer:STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Welcome to TSG!

Your best bet will be to install the drive in an external enclosure so you can connect it to another PC and try to recover your files.

You can also try using an Ubuntu Live CD. See the guide in this link Mumbodog posted a while back:
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer

Or any other Live CD, even a Vista/Win 7 DVD/Recovery Environment CD.

Live CDs
Ultimate Boot CD for Windows
BartPE CD/DVD
Ultimate Boot CD
Knoppix
Ubuntu
Puppy Linux
The first two require access to a Windows XP Disk
The Ultimate Boot CD does not include SATA drivers, so you'll need to be able to change the BIOS setting for the SATA controller to ATA instead of AHCI, or Compatibility mode instead of Enhanced (wording will vary)
Note: A Vista/Win7 DVD can also be used to recover files and make some repairs. A Vista RE disk can be downloaded from one of these links:
Vista Recovery Environment CD
64 bit Vista
32 bit Vista

Boot with the DVD
Select your language and click Next
Click Repair your Computer
After it scans for Windows installations click Next (Win7: Select Top option first)
Click Command Prompt.
You can use Copy, Xcopy, or Robocopy to copy files to an external drive, a different partition, or a different internal hard drive.
 

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BSOD= STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure} the registry cannot load the hive(file):\systemroot
system32\config\software or its log or alternate . it is corrupt, absent or not writeable
Long story short :The PC is a Dell latitude d620 that had been totally wiped of everything while trying to repair a problem with windows xp. I got windows xp reinstalled (yayy solitaire !)but had no drivers , got the drivers on a disc , thought they were installing but upon restart ended up back at the BSOD that i started with.
I have very minimal knowledge of computers, or repairing them. I had originally recruited my dad to help me but he now says to junk it, since I can get online on his PC. The problem is that I cant DL anything on his PC .
I'm hoping to find someone nice enough( and bored enough) to help me get her runnin again
 

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure}

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Hello.
Long story short, dropped something onto my old Dell Latitude D610 laptop and it restarted itself. Now it won't boot up, and all I get is a blue screen with the following message:
______________________________________________________

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:
_________________________________________________________

I rebooted into Windows Setup with an XP CD I have, but can't find any option to start the recovery console??
Trying to avoid reinstalling Windows and/or losing data.

Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Hi, try the following.
Boot from the Xp install Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
Type
chkdsk /r
[note space after chkdsk]
Let it scan the pc.

When fininshed.
Type Exit
And press Enter.
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How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/307545
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How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc
 

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Hi,

Yesterday night, while watching a streaming video, my laptop felt down. Hopefully, the screen was good and I can still watching my streaming video.

This morning, I start my computer, bios is starting perfectly, then I got the windows logo, but the window where users appearing doesn't launch anymore. I get a black screen.

After a few minutes, I got the following message:
"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file) :\System Root\System32\Config\SAM or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable."
I've been trying to start my computer on Safe Mode, also on Dos mode but neither are working.

I have a recover Vista CD, but it can't launch when starting my computer.

How to know if it's a hardware failure or software failure ? Hope you can help me, thanks !

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Welcome
Use Ubuntu to back up your stuff. It it does not install its a hardware problem. If it does install, back up then report back
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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Hello.

I received this error and tried restoring from cd. It did not work. I googled the problem and came across and article in MS support but it talks about downloading a guided help but I'm not sure what this is, if it's software or documentation. I cannot download to my machine with the problem for obvious reasons, should I download it to flash drive using another machine? Should I try restoring from cd again? MS support also has a list of manual steps to follow, should I use that instead?

Thanks. Appreciate any help.
 

Answer:Stop: C0000218 Registry file failure

Figured it out.
 

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I have a Dell XPS600 Windows XP Professional SP3
I got the following error after the system running extremely slow today. I rebooted when the error came up.

STOP: c0000218 (registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Stop: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Is this with the new hard drive you installed a few months ago to replace the last one that was failing?

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1042523-unmountable-boot-volume-xps600.html
 

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I had great success using this forum in Dec. 2008 when I had a virus on my laptop so I'm hopeful that it will be helpful again today.

This morning I had to manually turn off my laptop after the touch pad stopped responding. When I restarted I got this message:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry file failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\systemroot\system32\config\software
or it's alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete

I still have the Windows Recovery Console installed on my laptop from Dec. when I had the virus. I'm not sure exactly how to proceed though. I'm using WinXP.

Any help would be great appreciated! I'd like to save as much from my laptop as possible - some pics and docs I have not backed up recently (though thankfully it's not a great amount since I backed everything up after the virus in Dec.).

THANK YOU!!!

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry file failure}

A look at what Microsoft says: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822705.Louis

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When I switched on my Mesh PC (Athlon 1.8GHz processor running Windows XP) this morning, it came up with several Corrupt file messages. Once it had completed its start-up proceedure I decided to switch to an earlier restore point in the hope of fixing the problem.When the PC re-started (as part of the restore process) I got the 'Blue Screen of Death' with the message:STOP: C0000218 (Registry File Failure) The Registry cannot load the hive (file) \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log alternative. It is corrupt, absent or not writable.I have the Windows XP installation disk and earlier this week,for the first time, I made an image of the C drive on my external drive using O&O DiskImage 3.5 Pro - although of course, I could do have the DiskImage s/w running to restore it!The regitry has been backed up (using Registry First Aid) - but without Windows running, how can I restor it?Any ideas as to how to fix this unwelcome problem would be appreciated.

Answer:Registry file failure (STOP: C0000218)

Can you start in 'Safe Mode'.

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I am currently having the following error message at boot up which keeps looping over:The registry cannot load the hive file\system root\system32\config\softwareor its log or alternate is corrupt, absent or not writable.CPU - AMD Athlon 1.1RAM - 256MBOS - Win 2000 SP3Format: NTFSI have tried using the recovery console and the ERD;but the problem persists.Thanks for your anticipated assistance.

Answer:STOP C0000218 {Registry file Failure}

A Stop 0xc0000218 error message means that a necessary registry hive file could not be loaded. This error message can occur if the file is corrupt or missing. To resolve this issue you can reinstall the operating system and restore the registry files from a backup. The registry files may have been corrupted because of hard disk corruption or some other hardware problem. This error message can also occur if the driver has corrupted the registry data while loading into memory, or the memory where the registry is loading has a parity error. In the latter case, turn off the external cache and check the memory chips. RESOLUTIONBecause the registry is corrupted, you must complete each of the following steps until the problem is resolved: When Windows loads, press SPACE BAR when the "Load Last Known Good" message appears.Complete a parallel installation and restore the registry files from a tape backup. To do so:Reinstall Windows into a separate directoryRestore the registry hives found in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Config subdirectory.If you do not have a tape backup, the backup of network servers and production workstations should be included as a critical part of running any production system.NOTE: If Windows is stored on a FAT partition, you can restore the files using another computer and by copying the registry hive files into the directory above.

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Tearing my hair out over this one. Saw a couple of references here but no real solution followthru.

Have Win2000 on DellP4 Dimension 8200 - froze and locked up 2 days ago and had to boulder dam it. Suspect something wasn't closing in background.

Reboot and get the endless loop of the Dell splash screen , B&W Win2000 loading screen,
then Win2000 color loading pause 3/4 way thru and the BSOD with STOP C0000218 Registry File Failure etc and then dump of physical memory.
BSOD doesn't even hang - moves so fast can't really read error stop code and then loops to reboot. I caught enough of the message after a dozen loops to look it up on the web.

Went to MSKB - lots of articles but mostly for XP and one that is fairly exact has warning about trying to use the method for getting to recovery/repair by using 6 XP load floppies and then using W2K reg repair utility. However giant warning DO NOT USE THIS METHOD FOR OEM'S.

So since this is a Dell (and we know they are very proprietary) before muck anything worse thought I would ask if anyone has successfully done that or anything else that has worked.

I have tried my ERD and getting into SafeMode etc, etc and just can't get past this loop. Have all vital data backed up on CD's but really hate to lose a lot of other stuff so any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks
 

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Hello. 
   
Long story short, dropped something onto my old Dell Latitude D610 laptop and it restarted itself.  Now it won't boot up, and all I get is a blue screen with the following message:
 
________________________________________________________________
STOP:  c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.
Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:
__________________________________________________________________
 
I rebooted into Windows Setup with an XP CD I have, but can't find any option to start the recovery console??
Trying to avoid reinstalling Windows and/or losing data.
 
Please help.  Thanks.

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

FWIW:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/307545#/en-us/kb/307545 , please note the reference to OEM systems.  Dell is an OEM.
 
Dell guidance:  http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130053/EN#Error
 
Louis

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My older Dell Inspiron 5160 laptop crashed and I get the following response:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its 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.
 

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us
 

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First of all, apologies for reposting this topic - I have read previous posts but can't find a solution to my specific problem...When I boot up my Windows XP laptop it goes straight to Safe Mode / Last Known Good Configuration / Start Normally menu choice - I have tried all of the above but it blue screens every time wit the message:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}The registry cannot load the hive (file):\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWAREor its log or alternate.It is corrupted, absent, or not writeable.Beginning dump of physical memoryPhysical memory dump complete.I've tried: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/ho...stop.htmI never get to the ?Welcome to Setup? screen to be able to start the Recovery Console...Any ideas...?All help and suggestions greatly appreciated!!!

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

The article in this LINK provided two ways to fix this error. From your post you obviously have tried the first of the two ways - the easy method - and it didn't work. The hard method requires that you have native XP installation CD handy. If your Windows is preinstalled, do not try it. For the latter your only option is to reinstall XP using the manufacturer?s recovery disks.Good luck.i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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My computer when i
starts it ,shows error
messege in blue screen,
the error is
''STOP: c0000218
{Registry

File Failure} The registry
cannot load the hive
(file): \SystemRoot
\System32\Config
\SECURITY or its log or
alternate. It is corrupt,
absent, or not writable.''
This error comes up only
for 2-3 seconds and then
pc restarts and same
error messege.
When i tried to reinstall
my windows xp sp2 os
and in the boot menu ,installation cd does not
boots and error messge comes
up
''boot from cd_ _ _
FD 1.2MB SYSTEM 6
CDBOOT cannot boot
from cd code 4''
please help me to
resolve this problem.
Plzzzzzzz.....
 

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Did you try to reinstall by booting from the CD and not from Windows itself? That should do it if you are willing to reinstall? Otherwise you are not going to like the fix:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
 

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Hi, I'm having a lot of trouble- I can't boot into windows. The PC begins to boot, then just after it reaches the 'loading windows' screen, I get the following blue screen :.

This occured after a powercut. Power went out, and when I turned the PC back on, I got the blue screen. So I'm guessing the registry was being written to just before the power went out.
I have tried safe mode, booting from last known good configuration, I've run chkdsk /r /f, chkdsk /f, to no avail.
I'm currently running on Ubuntu from a USB memory stick, and I can access the hard drive/ windows files. I can go into Windows/system32/config and also the 'regback' folder, although I'm a little afraid to touch those files, in case i destroy the system completely. I can also hook the hard drive up to a laptop running Windows 7, via a SATA-USB adapter.
I do not have a vista recovery disk or the install disk, I never got the installation disk when I bought the PC in 2008.
I'd be eternally grateful to get this resolved...

I also tried System restore, but I got an Error: I/O device error 0x8007045D. Cannot restore the system at all, with any of the restores.

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

The following is for XP but it might give you some ideas to try-

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

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On reboot and inserting XP disc, pressing r did nothing, selected all options from f8 and still end up with blue screen frozen on correcting errors in the master file table mirror. Can't get any further, unable to get access to computer. Any help would be most appreciated

Answer:Received Stop c0000218 registry file failure

c0000218http://moourl.com/chqjd

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Ok, using this help website, http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm

I am at the harder method, but encountered some problems.

md tmp (nothing really happened not sure if anything was supposed to)
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak (copied fine)
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak (it says the file can not be copied).

Do I go on with the rest of the tutorial, or where exactly do I go from here? Is there any possibility that I will not have to reformat and get my old computer back?
 

Answer:How do I Repair A Stop: c0000218 {Registry File failure}

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First off, thanks for trying to help =]

Pretty much I have a BSOD with the following -

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alernate.
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.


I got this BSOD after a blackout, when trying to reboot.
I can't get passed this BSOD, and I've tried Recovery Console, but it asks for a password I've never set...
I've also tried Safe Mode, Last Working Config, none work and they just bring me back to the BSOD.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks Again

Mike.

Answer:BSOD - STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

Hello Mike

When the Recovery Console asks for a password, try just pressing ENTER

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I've spent days scouring various forums for an solution to my problem to no avail

I'm running Windows Xp Sp2
I have an Intel Pentium 4 clocked at 2.40 Ghz
and a single stick of 1Gb ram

From what I can tell, every time i boot windows normally I make it past login and into the os. it runs normally for a few minutes before giving me the bsod stop error physical memory dump complete. by monitoring my processes i've noticed I can keep it on longer by ending savedump.exe and dumpprep.exe. still several minutes later a process called BN27.TMP or at other times its BN (some random #/letter) that manifests itself in C:Windows\Temp. It completely hogs my Cpu to 99%. Before, I could just end the process and my computer would run fine, but since my problem, ending it ends in bsod and leaving it alone eventually ends up with the bsod. I've tried manually deleting the files in safe mode but they always come back. I've tried HiJackthis but it never removes 2 entries that keep coming back. I used a program called registry easy to clean out my registry it found 800+ problems but the previous 1 keeps coming back.

The other thing that appeared when I first got the bsod was a new hardware found screen that appears at every boot for a video controller instructing me to install drivers but I have no idea what this could be. the only thing installed before my problem was an xbox 360 usb wireless controller reciever to use with my games. I tried restoring to a previous state but the new h... Read more

Answer:Physical memory dump stop error BSOD

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I've spent days scouring various forums for an solution to my problem to no avail

I'm running Windows Xp Sp2
I have an Intel Pentium 4 clocked at 2.40 Ghz
and a single stick of 1Gb ram

From what I can tell, every time i boot windows normally I make it past login and into the os. it runs normally for a few minutes before giving me the bsod stop error physical memory dump complete. by monitoring my processes i've noticed I can keep it on longer by ending savedump.exe and dumpprep.exe. still several minutes later a process called BN27.TMP or at other times its BN (some random #/letter) that manifests itself in C:Windows\Temp. It completely hogs my Cpu to 99%. Before, I could just end the process and my computer would run fine, but since my problem, ending it ends in bsod and leaving it alone eventually ends up with the bsod. I've tried manually deleting the files in safe mode but they always come back. I've tried HiJackthis but it never removes 2 entries that keep coming back. I used a program called registry easy to clean out my registry it found 800+ problems but the previous 1 keeps coming back.

The other thing that appeared when I first got the bsod was a new hardware found screen that appears at every boot for a video controller instructing me to install drivers but I have no idea what this could be. the only thing installed before my problem was an xbox 360 usb wireless controller reciever to use with my games. I tried restoring to a previous state but the new ... Read more

Answer:Physical memory dump stop error BSOD

BN27.TMP is a VERY nasty Nasty.

I suggest you repost in the Spyware section.

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So I just purchased this laptop about two months ago, it was a clearance item at my store. 2.16GHz processor loaded with Windows Vista. First thing I did was wipe the partitions and load XP. Haven't really used the computer much in a while, recently when I tried to boot I got the stop message you see in the title.

Cannot load the hive \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SECURITY

Best I can tell I'm going to need to run the OS recovery or just wipe and do a clean install, problem is both require me to be able to boot from the install disc. When I put the disc in and try to start it up I get as far as the Press any key to boot from CD.... part, but after pressing any key it hangs. Thinking maybe the disc could have been damaged from the time I first burned it and used it to install up to then I made a new one but no different results.

Help?
 

Answer:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} or Help this computer won't boot

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Hi there, I just want to say that I've been quite impressed with the quality of responses I've seen on this forum so that gives me some hope in finding a resolution to difficult problem I ran into here at work.

I apologize for the length, but I wanted to put down as much information as possible. I also wanted to document various solutions I've sought out to save others from retracing my steps.

That being said, heres some background: We wanted to take full advantage of the hardware available in building a production-level computer. It was built 08-Nov-07 and ran fine until about a week ago (18-Jan-08). Then, upon reboot, I received a BSOD with the following error:


Code:
"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file)
:\System Root\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable."
Here is the hardware/config:
CPU: Intel Q6700 (8M 1066FSB)
MB: ABIT IP35 PRO
RAM: 4x OCZ DDR2 800Mhz 2gb/stick (Total 8gb)
HDD: 2x WD Raptor x 150GB 10k (Mirror 1 Config)
2x Seagate 1TB SATAII (Mirror 1 Config)
VCD: PNY 8800GTS 320M PCI-E
ACC: PROMISE TX4310 4-Port SATA PCI RAID
OS: Vista Ultimate 64Bit

Initially I figured the problem had something to do with an improper shutdown, but nothing seems to be stabilizing the system. The only way I can get the machine to boot properly was to bring it down to 1 stick (2 GB) of ram as per this thread:
TOP: C00... Read more

Answer:Pressing problem: STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

You can try to boot with "last known good configuration", this will load a backup of the registry file when the computer last sucseffuly booted into windows.

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My aunt has tasked me with fixing her dell laptop that has been useless for about three months. i had no idea it was going to be this kind of problem! She doesn't know how to install software, so it isn't like she has changed the registry. THe last thing she remembers is playing a crossword game online. I know... not helpful. Now that you have zero info to go on, here is my problem:

When I start her machine, it automatically takes me to the startup options part to reboot in safe mode, safe mode w/ networking, safemode w/ prompt, last known good config, & normal startup.

None of these options get me anywhere.

Regarless of which startup option I use, I am taken to a blue screen that says:
STOP: C0000218 {REGISTRY FILE FAILURE}
THE REGISTRY CANNOT LOAD THE HIVE (FILE):
\SYSTEMROOT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE
OR ITS LOG OR ALTERNATE.
IT IS CORRUPT, ABSENT, OR NOT WRITABLE.
BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY.
dUMMPING PHYSICAL MEMORY TO DISK: __ %

I have spent about two hours google-ing and searching several forums hoping I could get an answer, and I am empty handed. Sinse it is a dell I thought I could restore it with ctrl+f11, but that won't work either. I ran the built-in diagnostic test and of course, it said everything is fine.

I'm not really sure what to do here.... especially sense dell didn't send her with any recovery disks or original xp disks. Needless to say, she never created any backup disks herself. She has every disk that dell ga... Read more

Answer:Blue screen... STOP: C0000218 {REGISTRY FILE FAILURE}

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AMD Athlon 1200mhz
256mb pc-133 sdram
3 month old 80gig 7200rpm maxtor hd
nvidia geforce 2 mx400 video card
onboard sound, lan
lite-on 48x12x48 cd burner
LG 16x dvd-rom
winxp w/ all the latest updates and service packs

my system, which i built, was running fine with win2k, but when i installed winxp about 2 months ago i've had problems. a couple of days ago i started getting a BSOD with a stop error message informing me of "beginning dump of physical memory" with a counter that would count up and then reboot itself. i checked online and followed everything as posted here: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/n1018220890 i have been working in safe mode, as it is the only thing that doesn't reboot. after following the suggestions from the above link, i started everything up but got the BSOD again. this time, however, it said beginning dump of physical memory and then "dump complete", or something to that effect. my computer can only startup, let me logon, but then after a few seconds it gives me that BSOD again. i've read that it could be something with a BIOS setting - something having to do with some caches? i don't really know what else to do, so if anyone can help me, please post ASAP as i'm very frustrated! thank you to whoever can loan some advice - i will be very grateful!

-aaron
 

Answer:winxp dump of physical memory stop error and reboot

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Hi, all. I'm trying to fix my sister's laptop. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Windows Vista and is stuck in a reboot loop. Windows repair doesn't work and restarts itself, as does all of the other options in F8. When I try to boot from the CD-ROM (Vista recovery disk), it starts the loop over again. The only change I can seem to get is a STOP message when I try to start debugging mode. The stop message is as follows:QUOTESTOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}The registry cannot load the hive (file):\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWAREor its log or alternate.It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.Collecting data for crash dump ...Initializing disk for crash dump ...Beginning dump of physical memory.Dumping physical memory to disk:Any help would be appreciated! She needs her PC for school and I'll be damned if the repair shop rips her off again.C

Answer:Vista Reboot Loop: STOP c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

with it continuing to reboot i reckon it could be memory related!!!try taking out one stick and see if it works then.

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So.
Needless to say, I'm desperate to solve this problem:

Blue Screen Of Death:
STOP: c0000218 {REGISTRY FILE FAILURE}
The recovery cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.
Collecting data for crash dump.....Click to expand...

So my hours (and DAYS) of research so far have gotten me here.
I'm TRYING to figure out getting a recovery disc for windows vista, as I have lost the original installation. It's not going well.
I am NOT trying to reinstall anything,
I simply would LOVE to recover my old files, because I cannot replace most of them or my old programs any longer.
Like booting to last known good configuration, but can't get to that boot option at all.
I CANNOT boot from safe mode.
Also, I'm trying to do this while using a windows 7 computers, most guides and things I've come accross usually seem to be using vista or older to repair the computer. So processes and windows explorer walkthroughs tend to be on the wrong computer.
My laptop is crashed, That is the one I'm trying to fix, it runs on Vista, I am currently trying to figure it out from a windows 7 computer, if that has any bearing.

Also, I don't think I can run any diagnostics or logs, as I cannot even get the computer to start. Just constant slow reboot, start up, BSOD pattern.
 

Answer:Sigh. Please help.-> STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}<- A Vista 32 adventure!

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I have a dell laptop which came with winxp installed so i think that's called OEM install. I am getting a blue screen that says "STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}" and a bunch of other stuff about system32 etc. I read MS website on how to recover but it also gives warning saying not to do if OEM. I also read elsewhere that this issue is related to corrupt hard drive but could not find anything that states how to diagnose if HDD issue. Currently booted up and am running diagnostics extended test that comes with laptop. No idea how I got here but its doing the testing.

I need to recover files from this hdd and after which i don't mind reinstalling but need help in confirming if HDD is bad (How to do it?) and how to recover the files needed? I have Dell CD that came with laptop and if i put it in and get to recovery console it asks for administrator password. what do i do from there and once if i get to the command prompt what else can be done from there. Pls help.
 

Answer:Blue Screen Windows XP - STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

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Hi All! Thanks in advance for any help that is given! I have a DELL Inspirion 1525, Vista Basic, Intel Pentium, I keep it updated with MS and it has AVG installed.
I went to boot up yesterday and got the dreaded Blue Screen with the following message:
The registry cannot load the hive(file): \systemroot\system32\config\sam or it's log or a alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or was not writable.

When I went to reboot in the repair mode the following messages came up:
Stop:c0000135(unable to locate component) This application has failed to start because WinSrv was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem.

and this message when I tried a repair boot again:
Stop:c000021a {Fatal System Error} The verifacation of a known DLL has failed. Systemprocess terminated unexpectedly with a status of
0xc000012f (0x8ab32a980x00000000. The system has been shut down.

The machine had been working flawlessly up to this point.

Answer:[SOLVED] Stop:c0000218 {Registry File Failure} DELL with VISTA

Hi DaFish,

My name is Tapan. I am from Dell Social Media Team.

The issue that you are seems to be related to the registry problem with your system, I would suggest you to please try to load the system in safe mode and check if it loads in Safe mode. You can follow the steps for trying to boot the system in safe mode.

1. Restart the computer.
2. 2. Tap the < F8 > key on the keyboard at intervals of 2 to 3 seconds at the Dell logo until you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu on the screen.
3. 3. Select Safe Mode from the menu using the arrow keys on the keyboard and then press the <Enter> key.
4. 4. Select Administrator at the log in screen.
5. 5. A Warning dialog box with the message Windows is running in safe mode. Appears.

You can still try to run hardware tests on the system as well following the steps below :-

1. Please push and hold the power button for 10 seconds to confirm the system is completely powered off.
2. Then, press and hold the <Fn> key, and then press the power button to power the system on.
3. Now, release both buttons. The Pre-Boot System Assessment screen appears and the PSA diagnostic test begins.
4. Document any error codes displayed by PSA diagnostics. After the error tones, or completion of the PSA diagnostic test, the Dell 32-bit Diagnostic screen appears.
Let me know of the findings. Glad to be of assistance.

Thanks & Regards
Dell_Tapan_s
Dell Social Media Responder

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Hi

I'm gettting a blue screen when i try to start my laptop with Windows XP media. It's saying the registry cannot load the hive (file): /SystemRoot\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable. I'm guessing I need the windows xp media reinstallation disk, but I can't seem to find it.
 

Answer:XP won't start, blue screen error STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}

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I am operating XP on an HP Elitebook 8540p. I do not have the original XP system CD to work with.

When restarting I get the windows error screen ("Were sorry for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start property...etc." Then I have the choice of starting windows in safe mode, safe with command prompt, Start windows normally, last known configuration that worked, etc.)

When starting in safe mode it gets hung up at one driver: hpdskflt.sys
As far as I know nothing has changed other than one thing: I installed adobe reader, the computer crashed, and it never came on again (I had been using Foxit PDF reader).

I am attaching screenshots if helpful. Any ideas on repair without the XP disk? Thanks so much!!!

 

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everythings was fine and dandy with my week old new hard drive,until tonight i turn it on and get "c0000218 registry file failure...cannot load the hive \systemroot\system32\config\sam
cannot find its log or alternate,its corrupt,absent or unwritable..

whats happened? how can i fix it... can i hook the other hdd up and copy anything from this old hard drive im using now (reg setting.hive?),to the other one so i can boot from that again?
i don't want to use this old 6gig hdd and re install everything!!

help very much appreciated
 

Answer:get "c0000218 registry file failure...cannot load the hive \systemroot\system32\confi

Not pretty, if all of the hardware was ok before, it looks like the new disk may have failed (according to MS), see here,
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=830084
 

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Hi all,

I think this is quite a common problem, from what google searches have returned, but i can't quite find the exact problem as this:

I sent my friend an e-mail for a school project, but he had forgotten to tell me (he told me the next day) that he can't access his e-mail.

He didn't give much info, only that:
When his e-mail is accessed (AOL), after about 10-15 seconds, a blue screen appears stating "Physical memory Dump complete"

Any way this can be fixed without too much hassle from his end (he's not much good with comps)?

TIA,

Nappymonster

Answer:Blue screen of Death: "Physical Memory Dump Complete" When e-mail is accessed

Hi

You'll need access to your friends computer or to help him some way or another. A BSOD can be basically anything wrong, many times it is corrupt RAM or a process driver. Ask your friend to ZIP (using WinZIP) the minidumps found in C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\ and attach that back with your next post. That's the best way to analyze.

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had the pc on this am and did a spyware scan on avg anti-spy. took ages (1h30mins, when i think it normally takes around an hour or so), came up with nothing, and while the anti spy was running, firefox ran v slowly, as did itunes which had been on overnight. . came back to the pc about an hour or so after and it's beeping with a blue screen saying 'memory dump complete'. unfortunately, being a total noob, i neglected to write the details of what was on the screen. i have since tried to restart and it says i need the windows set up disks, which i don't have as the OS was installed when i bought the PC a few yrs ago. any ideas?
my wifes ipod was connected to the PC the time (if that makes any difference), and the PC wouldn't connect with the ipod when the anti spy scan was running.
also, one of the pads for ensuring the PC stays level has popped off and as a result the PC was not level at the time (i read another message on here that suggested one of the problems could be overheating and wondered if that could have affected the fan?).

the message i get at startup is
"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt; system32\drivers\ntfs.sys.
you can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to select repair"

i was running with comodo firewall and avg antivirus (both free downloads from majorgeeks.com). OS is XP.
any ... Read more

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Dear Team,
We are using windows 8.1 professional  & want to create complete memory dump file. We have already follow up the MS Article 
 969028 but not able to create dump file. So request you to please help us to create complete memory dump file.
W/Regards,
Manoj Malik
+91-9716030687

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Hello,

My mother has had the STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} fault on her Windows XP laptop. I've read through various forums, looked for fixes on Microsoft and the IBM website but no luck as yet.

This Microsoft article is comprehensive but I don't have the disks to accommodate.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

This post has good detail but still I have had no luck.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/540528-stop-c0000218-registry-file-failure.html

I found an old CD that I labelled Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 (hoping that it might be the start up disk), I tried the steps in the Microsoft article with it but the laptop was not responding to it at all, each time it would lead to the blue screen detailing the fault

Are there any alternatives out there to fix this fault?

Thanks

A-R-A
 

Answer:"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}" No start up disks

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"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}"
Hello,
Whenether I start up my laptop I get this error for some reason:

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):\System Root\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

I am aware that I can fix this by doing a system restore via the Windows XP CD-ROM, however I got my laptop from dell so they haven't provided my with the XP CD...

So, am I utterly screwed, or is there actually a way I can fix this? Please respond ASAP I have some important files on that laptop!
 

Answer:Solved: "STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}"

Go To : http://aktutorials.net/tips-tricks/windows/recover-a-corrupted-registry-preventing-windows-xp-boot/

Explained in Details
 

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I had this error twice in one week and it almost caused me to consider buying a new computer. The first time I stumbled into repairing it (I did it but didn't know how except for all the things I tried it worked ) The second time it took me half a day to sort it out.
the post that helped was http://forums.techguy.org/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=5317011 from http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/540528-stop-c0000218-registry-file-failure.html. but I didn't fully understand the method, so after I finally comprehended what dollarbillme was saying I fixed the problem and believe that I could do it again in fifteen minutes.
So I wrote a tutorial for persons that do not have an Einstein level of experience, and here it is:

Dollarbillme has the answer, but his high level of experience and expertise makes his solution cryptically hard to follow. After working for hours at it I discovered that it was a simple solution. I will try to give the step by step solution in home computer user level experience.
Go to Microsoft support and print article 307545. (If you are using Firefox, press Ctrl + F and type in “snapshot” and then click on highlight all before printing. When the article prints out all instances of snapshot will be highlighted on the printout.)
Now slave the hard drive to another computer (or have two hard drives in your computer that have a complete operating system installed so that you can start a buggy computer using the bios settings to boot fr... Read more

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I am following the directions in this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=307545

but when I try to copy the c:\windows\system32\software file I get an error: "The file could not be copied."

Is there any hope for recovering this system?
 

Answer:"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}"

"c:\windows\system32\software"

You have typed the path incorrectly. it should be:

c:\windows\system32\config\software

You missed out config
 

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Hello,
Whenether I start up my laptop I get this error for some reason:

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):\System Root\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

I am aware that I can fix this by doing a system restore via the Windows XP CD-ROM, however I got my laptop from dell so they haven't provided my with the XP CD...

So, am I utterly screwed, or is there actually a way I can fix this? Please respond ASAP I have some important files on that laptop!
 

Answer:"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}"

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I rebooted my computer after uninstalling my McAfee products when I got this message:

Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
Registry can not load the hive (file)
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable

I then started to follow this guide here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/

I finished Part One of the guide, but when I restart in Safe Mode, the only user on the list is the Administrator and it is password protected. I never set a password for the Administrator!!
please help
Thanks,
Tom
 

Answer:Solved: Stop: c0000218 Registry Failure!!!

I think if you Ctrl \ Alt \ Delete twice at the login prompt you'll be able to enter the user account you normally use.
 

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I am on windows 7 pc. My windows xp has registry problems. I can get to xp with a usb cable. If I use command prompt to change the xp registry, will the windows 7 registry be effected?
 

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Just replaced my hard drive after last one froze and died. On trying to install Windows Vista into the new one I keep getting the message "windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt". It tells me to restart with my windows disk and repair but it won't let me. Keeps going to the same message. Going round in circles can anyone help?
 

Answer:windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
 

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hi
first off im a newb im not very good at this hence my problem

its an HP g6000 nothing modified.... other than a new screen due to breaking 3 years ago

ok so i decided to turn my old laptop on that for some reason (i cant remember) stopped working 2 years ago
ive decided to use it as a basic home system

it came on and went straight to windows boot manager giving me a 3 step solution to a problem

1. insert windows installation disc and restart computer.
2. choose language settings and the click next.
3 click repair your computer.

file: \windows\system32\config\system

status: 0xc0000225

info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
i dont know what this means but i dont have the install disc so i got an iso online and put it on to a 8gb flash (previously using rufus)

ive plugged it in and nothing happens just goes back to error and same 3 steps

please help

Answer:windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt

ive now made a boot disc which is also failing to work..

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Im working on a laptop for a friend. Windows will not even start, it gives the following message:

stop: c0000218 registry file failure
the registry cannot load the file:
\system root\system32\config\software
or its log or alternate
it is corrupt, absent, or not available

beginning dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete

it gives me the message in normal and safe mode

please help

Answer:physical memory dump

See Corrupted Registry, Config.sys Missing or Corrupt - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 .

Louis

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Whenever I turn off my computer and try to restart it I now get a blue screen that appears saying windows has encountered an error and has to close.It then gives a couple of useless suggestions on how to fix this and says dumping physical memory at the end of the screen.

I was told that installing service pack 2 will solve this but it wont install.The download completes but after it finishes extracting files it just says installation was not completed, file could not be found.Does anyone know how I can solve this?Thanks.
 

Answer:physical memory dump

...says dumping physical memory at the end of the screenClick to expand...

On that blue screen there is a grouping of numbers and letters which look similar to:0x00000as. Please post that entire code as well as the actual error message on the blue screen.

The download completes but after it finishes extracting files it just says installation was not completed, file could not be found.Click to expand...

Does it say WHICH file could not be found?
 

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I have a blue screen problem with my computer. Sometimes on restarting, I get the dreade blue screen up. The message reads 'dumping physical memory to disk' it then counts to 98 and restarts. Why does it do this and do I get rid of this?

Answer:XP Physical Memory Dump

XP has encountered a problem. The physical memory dump is supposed to help diagnose this. Is there an error message on the blue screen?If not try reinstalling the graphics and sound drivers.

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Hi all!

When playing games on my PC, I loose graphics, and a blue screen is displayed. One of the things it says is: Beginning physical memory dump. The PC then reboots.

I have no idea as to what the problem might be.

Help Please!!!
 

Answer:Physical memory dump

I believe (but I'm no super-expert) that physical memory dumping means the PC is dumping the memory in the RAM or page file (your files are NOT stored here so don't worry about it) its a safety measure.

The blue screen means bad things, how long have you been playing games on your PC? (Is this the first time or have you been doing it for ages and the problem is new?)

Try updating graphics card drivers, your BIOS. Make sure your PC is not overheating. Try defragmenting your harddrive (not sure if this would cause it?).

Does your computer meet the recommended requirements for the game/s? The minimum requirements are often set too low.

Hope some of that helped, hopefully a super-expert will come to your rescue
 

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If there is anyone who could help me remedy this error message.

My computer cuts to the Royal Blue Error message screen.
The ending message say - Beginning Dump of Physical Memory
Physical Memory Dump complete.

There is also a Technical Information - STOP OXOOOOOO5O
(0XAA9F0000,OXOOOOOOOO,OX82098343,OXOOOOOOO0)

Please help me if you can. All my work is on my computer. I am working
with MicroSoft Windows VISTA. I am not good with the technical stuff, but if
you can tell me how to fix this problem, I will follow you advice to the
letter. I cannot afford to lose all my work, projects and documents.

I attach here some files with these informations about system , minidump.


I would appreciate your help.

Thank You very much,
Kriss

Answer:Dump of Physical Memory

hi this is what i found on your error code
0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card). Use the General Troubleshooting of STOP Messages checklist above.
You receive a Stop 0x00000050 error on a Blue Screen {KB 894278} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003 (with concurrent 1003/System entry in Event Viewer: possible Rootkit spyware infestation)
Possible Resolutions to STOP 0x0A, 0x01E, and 0x50 Errors {KB 183169} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
During setup {KB 171003} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
Easy CD Creator 5.0 Does Not Function In Windows XP {KB 310628} Win XP
How to Use Driver Verifier to Troubleshoot Windows Drivers {KB 244617} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003
STOP Error When You Start Windows After You Connect a Scanner {KB 310869} Win XP
Stop 0x1E in PROTCLS.SYS When You Undock a Toshiba Tecra 8100 {KB 284154} Win XP
STOP 0x4E, STOP 0x1A, STOP 0x50, and STOP 0xA Errors Occur When You Try to Start the Computer {KB 271955} Win NT 4.0 (corrupt physical RAM)
?STOP 0x00000050? Error Message in Stac97.sys After You Upgrade Your Panasonic Toughbook to Win XP Service Pack 1 {KB 329832} Win XP SP1 i... Read more

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I have this dell 4600 computer running windows xp home sp3. Runs for awhile and then I get this BSOD.

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or
software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disabled or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as
caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8
to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
Technical information:

*** Stop: 0x000000f4 (0x00000003,0x8b03980,0x88b03af4,0x805fb1d6)

Beginning dump of physical memory
 

Answer:Physical Memory Dump!

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hi,Just reinstalled the xp os for the third time, I left it on for about an hour to make sure it was ok, the screen went black it rebooted, and a message came up about physical memory dunp, this is doing me in, I have done a search, but none the wiser, could it be the laptop's HDD packing up...thanks

Answer:Physical memory dump ?

I think that something is wrong somewhere as your XP installaion keeps crashing.When it does this (by default I think) your PC sends a memory dump to Microsoft in the hope that it will improve it's software but in my view it is a waste of time sending the report.To turn it off go to Control Panel > System > Advanced > 'Error Reporting' and select disable error reporting but tick the option 'but notify me when critical errors occur'Sorry but I don't know the answer to your problem though :(

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Windows 7 is x86, the original OS

I just built this new PC:
M/B: GA-X58A-UD3R
M/B cooler: Mugen 2B
CPU: Core-i7 930
PSU: 600W extreme power plus
RAM: (2) 4GB DDR3 - OCZ
Case: Thermaltake
OS: Windows 7 Pro x86

With all that out of the way, what is happening is everytime I start up the computer it now performs a physical memory dump a few seconds after the desktop appears and everything seems loaded. It happened once after no problems of using the new computer for 6 days and then nothing for 3 days. Then it happened again, where there after each time the computer was turned on. Doesn't happen when coming out of sleep/hibernation.

If I messed something up with the upload I'm sorry, tell me and I'll fix it. I put the PERFMON in the compressed folder if that messes things up I'll repost everything. Any and all help I'll be grateful for. Also side question the CD for the Windows 7 says 64-bit software on it, but the folder for programs is x86 so that means 32-bit correct?

Answer:Physical memory dump

hi,
Most of your dumps have error code 0x1e ; 0x1 ; 0x3d ; 0x7e which point to driver causing problem.

Start with updating your Gigabyte Easy tune because that drivers are out of date, then we'll see if the problem persist.
Motherboard - GIGABYTE

These drivers need to do update:

Code:
GVTDrv64.sys Tue Sep 05 00:10:02 2006 (44FD22CA)
WMP54Gv41x64.sys Mon Dec 11 06:37:57 2006 (457D6D45)
Logs

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiKernelCalloutExceptionHandler+e )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

4: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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I have windows crush each 20min, maybe because of the virus with rpc

Answer:Physical Memory Dump

Chkdsk was clear
Administrative Events(i cant attach it You aren't permitted to upload this kind of file)

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when i turn my computer on, it gets to the screen where you can enter in your password and everything but a second later, the blue screen comes up and say something about "physical memory dump complete" or something. i tried going into safe mode or the last good settings but nothing works. i can't get on my computer. what should i do?
 

Answer:physical memory dump??

Take your computer to a repair shop. They will take care of this for you. Your hard drive is probably bad
 

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Hello all.
I have dell XPS L502x. It has 2 graphics cards 1- Intel HD graphics 3000 and the other is NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M with 1GB of memory.
My problem is that whenever I start to play any game instantly the physical memory dumps and blue screen appears and machine restarts. I've also tried some old games like Halflife2, cod1 and farcry 1 but faced the same problem. The system is configured with the latest drivers.
Other system info. Processor - I7 2nd gen, 4GB RAM, OS - windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
any help for this problem will be highly appreciated. 

Answer:Physical Memory Dump

Hi Adi29,
I would like to know if you are getting any error message with the blue screen.
I also request you to run diagnostics. To run diagnostics restart the system and at the Dell logo tap the F12 key every two seconds. This will start the One-time boot menu. Using arrow keys select ‘Diagnostics’ and hit enter. This will run diagnostics on the hardware components of the system which may take around 5 minutes.  Next Press Y for Yes when it asks you to continue Memory test. This will run a thorough test on the memory. Please reply to this post with the detailed error message to assist you further.

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Running a Compaq with NT4.0 128 memory


this message on the blue screen of death

stop 0x000000ie (0xc0000005,0x8081bie9,0,0000001,Kmode_excetion_not_handle

Beginning dump of physical memory

Restart and set recovery option in the system control panel or the /crashdebug system start of options.

Before we get this scree the system boot to the NT screen and the Ctrl + Alt + Del comes up and after 12 seconds goes to the message above.

Not sure how to get to recovery option or the crashdebug
Any help

Thanks
 

Answer:Dump physical memory

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Hey,

I've gotten a problem since my pc crashed when i was playing Black And White 2. Now it just happens random i guess, when im not even in-game, it doesnt crash in safe-mode.
I've got a vista home premium x64. i think its my driver since its giving a fault of nvlddmkm.sys

My problem is that i get the famous "bluescreen" physical memory dump, some info of it:

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

*** Stop: 0x00000116 (0XFFFFFA800A768010, 0XFFFFFA600361AB10, 0X00000000000000, 0X00000000000002) ***

*** nvlddmkm.sys - Address FFFFFA600361AB10 base at FFFFFA6003608000, Datestamp 49fa9da5 ***

Also when i logged back in on, it gives this message of some files that caused the problem:

Probleemhandtekening:
Gebeurtenisnaam van probleem: BlueScreen
Versie van besturingssysteem: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Landinstelling-id: 1043
Aanvullende informatie over dit probleem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800BC6A010
BCP2: FFFFFA6003415B10
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Bestanden die helpen bij het beschrijven van het probleem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini053009-03.dmp
C:\Users\brendan\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-58406-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\brendan\AppData\Local\Temp\WERE5EB.tmp.version.txt
Lees onze privacyverklaring:
Microsoft Online Crash Analysis


Please help me, i allready formatted my C drive and reinstalled vista on it.
didn't work. Have searched across all forums and FAQ's couldn... Read more

Answer:Physical memory dump

it wil be best if you can upload this file so someone can lok at it

C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini053009-03.dmp


unfortunately ive had to recently reformat or i could give it a shot but im too busy , lenty here that can take a look though

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I just recieved a blue screen stating performing a phisical memory dump

the top of the message was
irql_not_less_or_equal

then it stated about beign first time to restart or to run scans

at the end it has under technical information

stop:0x0000000a (0x00009d40, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x8054 dc0aa)

Beginning dump of physical memory

Suggestions on what to do to stop this from occuring again?

Answer:physical memory dump?

turn off the auto reboot and post the bsod error message that the computer freezes on
it usually pin points the problem

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Hi, My XP box is giving me Physical memory dumps, and now I am trying to re-install windows and it is giving me the same problem. just randomly i get the blue screen of death.

"**STOP: 0X00000024 ( a bunch of other numbers)"

I have tried searching these numbers and didnt get too far. What I want to know is, is it my Hard Drive, or is it my RAM?

Answer:XP physical Memory Dump

See my post just below your, in Gq-Souljah members post titled "Windows XP Loading Problem "

Sounds like you have the same issue and should follow the steps laid out in my post there

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Hi,
I am having Acer 4315Z with 1.5 GB Ram & 160 GB Hard Disk.
I am using Tata Indicom Netconnect. While using it, suddenly system is getting restarted with a blue screen showing "Physical Memory Dump"

Please, Let me know, what should be done?

Answer:Physical Memory Dump

from Tech Help

These dumps can be caused by a faulty piece of hardware or a bad driver. Reinstall the drivers with the most current from the manufacturer?s websites or Windows Update.

To DISABLE Memory Dumps:

1. Right-click My Computer -> Properties
2. In the Advanced tab -> Startup and Recovery -> Settings button.
3. System Failure -> Write Debugging Information -> drop down list select None.
4. Click OK

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my computer went to a screen giving hex location where a memory dump is occuring and it said it has to do with ALCXWDM.SYS.. it is a memory dump

can anyone please tell me what the deal is, is it my ram?

Answer:dump of physical memory

Here are my specs

win 2k
msi kt3 ultra motheboard
ge-force 4 mx 440
100gb Wd hdd
420 watt ps
512 pc2100 ram
amd athlon xp 2000

my computer used to restart a lot before. BUt that turned out to be a minidump error caused my NAV. I fixed that and it worked great for a long time till now. Now i get a actual screen with a message saying, phyical dump and all the other stuff above.
I have onboard sound with a msi 6 channel audio device..any other ideas, thanks a lot for your help!!!

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Hi, im a newbie here...
But i have a serious question cause this problem is seriously messing up my computer

k...

This usually starts off with me downloading the Xp updates...
Now lately, my computer shuts down every 2 minutes... now i dont think its a virus cause ive scanned and have gotten the patch.

Anyways... it shuts down.. but before it totally shuts down i get this full blue screen... (not a B.S.O.D) And what it tells me is that its dumping my physical memory.. and that either new hardware or software is messing it up..

I have no idea what to do..

Any responses will be awesome.
Thanks
 

Answer:Physical Memory Dump

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WINDOWS: Win7 ultimate x32
Problem: wen i start the system blue screen is coming,
i ve attached the necessary report file , please Helppppppppppp.

Answer:physical memory dump

Let's see what you got ...


1. Remove Daemon Tools, reboot and remove its driver sptd.sys:

DuplexSecure - FAQ


2. Update Intel Matrix Storage manager, and also update Intel Graphics Accelerator.


3. Remove Avast:

avast! Uninstall Utility

Install MSE as a replacement:

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


4. Update these drivers too:

HECI.sys Thu Sep 17 15:54:12 2009
Intel(R) Management Engine

RTKVHDA.sys Wed Oct 21 10:26:01 2009
Realtek Audio

PdiPorts.sys Wed Jul 15 16:43:07 2009
PdiPorts Device
Portrait Displays, Inc.

LUMDriver.sys Fri Feb 16 08:06:36 2007
IBM LUM - it's not bugging you out yet, not this time, but see if you can find any updates for it.


. . .



Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [F:\a\Minidump\D M P\112210-17908-01.dmp]

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys

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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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I am new here to Bleeping computer, so here goes.a while back my puter was giving me a blue screen telling me that it had to be shutdown to save from damage...at the bottom of the screen it wasshowing that it was doing a physical memory dump by a fast count up to 100.It then restarted. I had to choose the start normally option when the black screen came up. (like shutting it off by using the power switch).When it came on it then said that it could not boot properly and to insert the install (boot) disk. I only had the "restore disk" I made when I first got the computer 3yrs ago.It would not "restore" using this disk. It appeared that there was no Vista 32 at all on the hard drive.This computer is an HP m8000n with an AMD 64x2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3.0 gigahertz , a 1Tb hard drive, with 3G of RAM. If any more system information is needed I can supply that as well. It's running Vista 32 Home Premium.I took it to CompUsa to have a diagnostic done on it and they told me the hard drive (the original one a 500g) was bad. So, I had them put in a new 1Tb drive.They reinstalled the Vista 32 system and every thing was fine ...for a while.Now it's back to trying to do the same thing again. So far it has not lost the OS and given me the can't boot black screen...yet.I now just leave it running with out turning it off or restarting.....Here's the Hijackthis analysis log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 3:28:17 PM, on 6/15/2011Pl... Read more

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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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can anyone plz advise, one of our users keeps getting a 'physical dump of memory' on a Win2000 laptop. funny thing is that we have tried on a few different laptops now and it keeps reappearing after a few days...could it be his profile? or something he installed? can't be hardware as (as i said) it happens on different laptops!ANY help would be great, thx!

Answer:physical dump of memory

Windows does this if it has or is crashing or feel it's life is threatened in a vain attemp to help the user recover data. It may be something he does with a program/program he installs/runs off the net or abuses the Pc in some way.

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hi.. i need some help on my pc. i'm running windows xp, actually playing Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 when suddenly the screen goes blue having PHYSICAL_DUMP_MEMORY last line of the message. when i restarted, i only have black screen (the monitor's power indicator blinking). the processor's & casing fan is working..what should i do..? please help..

K7VTA2 motherboard
AMD Athlon(XP) +1500
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4400
256Mb DDR PC-266
40GB Seagate HDD (Master)
20GB Matrox (Slave)

i really need help on this..
 

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Need some help if anyone can offer any..Basically, my laptops screwed.When i go to turn it on, the vaio sign comes up, and then it will come up saying there was a problem with your last shutdown blah blah.. start windows automatically, start windows in safe mode, start windows with the last known good config etc.. but no matter what i click on it will then go to the windows xp page where it looks like it is loading up with the green loader, and then it will just stop, a blue screen will flash up about physical memory dump and then it will restart again, the vaio sign will come up, and then the options how to start up windows due to problem with your last shutdown.Ive downloaded the laptops recovery disk and put it on CD but when i put that in it doesn't seem to read it.The only other option i can think of is give it to PC world but they charge 97 quid just for a data recovery so god knows what it will cost if i give it to them.Any ideas? Cheers

Answer:physical memory dump

do not go to pc world!! Do you have back up of data etc? if so you need to go into the bios and set the first boot device to cd/dvd drive. This will then let the recovery disk run and be read. The clean install will wipe everything from your drive. If you do not have a backup of your data you will need to get your hard drive read on another machine to copy your data off then you can use the recovery disk.

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hiiiiiiiiiii have dell laptop , core to duo processor 160 gb harddisk , 1 gb ram with windows vista ultimate....some time, surprisingly blue screen come and with lots of lines , the last line showsphysical memory dump and than counting start upto 100..and then system will restart......last time it happens today. when i tried to open disk management.....i am doing masters in computer scince so usually i downloaded software and other stuff.....

Answer:physical memory dump

i am also attaching hjt log...plz help...[attachment deleted by admin]

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Hi,

My comptuer worked fine this morning, but now it gives a phyical memory dump!

Most things seem to run fine, but when I try running FireFox, I get a memory dump!
It also seemed to happen when I ran Azureus (Bittorrent client - Legal, honest!)

This is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:20:23, on 09/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\NetMeter\NetMeter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\clipsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\MAILFR~1\ma... Read more

Answer:Physical Memory Dump! Help!

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ok here is the deal i am running xp and every now an then whatever i work on will just go away and the screen goes blue and their is things saying to check newly installed hardware but there isnt any
please help
 

Answer:dump of physical memory

1) What is the exact error message?

2) when is the last time you updated your virus definations and scanned your computer Go here to do a free online scan

3) then go Here and download/run Adaware to kill the spyware on your computer.

4) click start/run type msconfig, hit enter, click startup tab and take the checkbox out of everything except loadpowerprofile (x2),scanreg, and systray.

reboot and see what happens. you can recheck the programs that go to your virus scanner, etc after you get the system running again.
 

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My dell inspiron 1300 will only open up to this blue screen that says physical memory dump. is there anything that i can do to fix this problem? it was running just fine but now it won't let me do anything. Help please....
 

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I am trying to load win xp on a new machine1600 mhz duron256mb ram40gb wd HDDAsrock K78S MoboGeforce 440 gfxAGP 8Xabout halfway through the computer shuts down with the message beginning of phsical memory dumpI've tested the memory with memtest replaced the cpu and cd drive tested the hdd still the sameany help would be appreciated (its xp pro)

Answer:Physical memory dump

you could try loading the machine with xp and all uneccessary hardware removed, i find that the memory dumps happen mostly to me when i have a driver conflict.

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I just bought a new Athlon 64 processor and put in on an ASUS motherboard with Windows XP. Twice now upon starting up I got a blue screen with a bunch of information about dumping physical memory. I made it through that ok but then I did some searches for what the problem is all about. One hunch I have already is that I am running PC2700 memory on a board that can handle PC3200. One suggestion I saw said to go to System Properties>Advanced and Startup and Recovery. On Debugging Information it said to set it to none, which I did...So what is all this about dumping physical memory, debugging and was selecting none under Debugging Information the right thing to do? Also do you know what the default is for that in case I have to set it back to what it was? I believe it was Small Memory Dump (64 kb) Also could hibernation have anything to do with this since I know that involves memory?The two times it did this I was coming out of hibernation.
 

Answer:Physical Memory Dump

The kind of RAM you use would not result in that message.

A RAM dump is the most likely culprit since you are soming out of hibernation, and if that is the case then it is not a problem, it is only dumping the saved settings from when you went into hibernation mode.
 

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Hi,

I am running a P4 3.06 GHz with 768MHz RAM and Windows XP Professional with SP2.

A blue screen pops up when I boot up my comp or after login, before windows starts, and sometimes even after windows has been working for a while. The screen says to uninstall any new software/hardware and the very bottom says that a dump of physical memory has begun.

Would anyone be able to give me a brief diagnosis and a possible solution?

Many thanks in advance

Garry
 

Answer:Physical Memory Dump ?????

"Beginning physical memory dump" is referring to Windows creating a crash dump log that is useful for diagnosing the error. Try going to C:\Windows\Minidump and look for mini-xxxxxx-xx.dmp files. Zip 4-5 of the most recent and attach the ZIP file to your post. We can run a debug utility to hopefully determine the cause for the blue screen error.

If the PC doesn't run well enough to do this in normal mode, try Safe Mode.
 

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Had a blue screen and message Dump of physical memory.The code Oxoooooo7EWhat does it mean and what should I do.Windows XP with plenty of room on drive.Computer working well after reboot.

Answer:Dump of Physical memory?

If it doesn't happen again, put it down to experience.

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I have an inquiry. I cannot load Windows XP onto my computer anymore. Even when trying to run in safe mode i cannot load it. A blue screen pops up that reads as follows:

STOP: c0000218 {registry file failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\system32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or its alternate
it is corrupt, absent or not writtable....

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical assistance.

After that screen comes up the process just begins over with the reboot screen. I have tried Safe mode and starting it in the last state it was in as it states on that page, but and I can not even start my laptop in any of these.

I did not download anything besides of a picture yesterday from a webpage and I was only online with my email, so I am confused. When I went to bed last night I put the computer in Hibernate Mode and went to bed. When my husband tried turning it on this morning this is what we've gotten.

I have an XP Pavillion laptop. If you need more information, please let me know and I will provide you with the correct information. Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Help Please -- Dump of Physical Memory

Probably one of your best, if not only, bets:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
 

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Hey all, I think you people can help me heal this stupid problem.

This never really happened before, but recently in my windows xp, during video games or watching movies, this blue screen comes up saing...there has been some **** error and it does this physical memory dump thing. Its like the whole comp just crashes and you gotta restart. It happens ONLY when playing games, going on high graphic sites, or watching videos.

I installed windows server 2003, does the same ****.

Can anyone help me fix this?
 

Answer:Physical Memory dump.

I've been getting the same error! This is a serious problem.

The thing is, for me .. it does usually start when Im watching a movie file on my computer, but it's done it at random times as well.

Sometimes it says Driver_Not_Equl_Or_Less_Than or something to that nature, and then a next time I'll get the same message without "driver".

I then JUST NOW, got another blue screen. It didn't have any message like above, but it said I need to check to to be sure I have adequte disk space (I have over 15 GB free). It also said if a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check for updates. Can someone help me out with that?

This is really killing me. I've been getting these up to 2 or 3 times a day.
 

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