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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 tried safe mode, didn't work, last known good configuration, didn't work, and regular boot, also didn't work. Each one BSOD's before I can even get to the login page.

So, i can't edit the registry or anything like that and have absolutely ZERO access to the computer itself except the BIOS and any bootable device. Basically XP is unaccessable again.

I shut down my laptop last night as usual when I went to use it this evening it shows a blue screen and this error message. What do I need to do now? Please help!
 

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If I am at the right site it is instructing me to insert my windows start up disk. I don't have a startup disk. Can I use another start up disk from another dell or gateway? Where can I get one? I promise when I get this machine working again I will make sure I burn a copy.
 
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