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I can't get my Dell E520 to boot, I get blue screen W/error code Stop:c0000218,
Cannot load HIVE(File) SystemRoot\System32\Config\SAM
Can't get PC to do anything, no Safe Mode. I can access the F2, F8, F12
Can't locate any recovery discs
 

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On another computer download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD in the troubled computer and run the short and long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.
 
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