Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: CHKDSK - Bluescreen - STOP: C000218{Registry File Failure}

26 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
CHKDSK - Bluescreen - STOP: C000218{Registry File Failure}

Hello,

a week ago I tried to defrag C: (I don't have other partions) but it crashed and got a bluescreen.

So I ran CHKDSK which crashed at 58% and got a bluescreen again with the message:

Code:
STOP: C000218{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 writeable
Since then the whole system crashes regardless of whether I do. If playing games or surfing, it always crashes after a time.

It doesn't seem to recognize the windows CD because I choosed to start from the CD at boot but it didn't.

Before that everything worked flawy since the beginning, no problems, nothing, nada.

And if it matters, I used tuneup utilities which was a mistake I guess.

This forum seemed to be very professional so I hope you can help me before I spend many $ on a support.

Thank you very much.

PS: Excuse my crappy english. Don't blame me for it but my english teacher.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 May 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Read this first .. [1 - Novice] How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

If your registry is corrupted, you may end up having to format your hard drive and re-install the OS...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thank you for the response Tews.

I looked for the Minidump folder in the windows directory but it doesn't exist.

I also couldn't investigate more because it crashed again.

(posting from my second PC)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


26 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try a system restore to a point in time before the registry error appeared. In fact go as far back as possible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try a system restore to a point in time before the registry error appeared. In fact go as far back as possible.
Thank you for the response Bill2.

This was my first thought. Unfortunately the oldest restore point is on the 24th and the problems appeared about a week ago so it won't help at all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well, I just had a look at the MS support page for this issue on XP.

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

It seems pretty tedious. Dont try it on your computer, Windows 7 registry settings are likely to be very different! But if that page is any indication, I would suggest you reinstall, that'll be easier!

And use any 3rd party utilities with care, they can really mess up your system!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I have reached the point now where I'd even accept to do a complete reinstall of the OS though I hoped to fix the problem.

Yet I've the problem to boot from the Windows CD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Make sure that you have your DVD drive set as the first boot device in your BIOS...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Have you tried (re)starting your computer and choosing LastKnownGoodConfiguration?

Link on how to do that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Make sure that you have your DVD drive set as the first boot device in your BIOS...
I did but it never comes to the point where it should say something like "press a button to start from CD".

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Have you tried (re)starting your computer and choosing LastKnownGoodConfiguration?

Link on how to do that.
Going to try this out, thanks.

Edit: I've done this Teerex and it still crashes, I'm thankfully for your suggestion though.

Additional info: It doesn't seem to really crash it simply doesn't react. Like nothing seems to work but the music still plays ...

Any other ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 CHKDSK - Bluescreen - STOP: C000218{Registry File Failure}




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: CHKDSK - Bluescreen - STOP: C000218{Registry File Failure}
Thread Forum
Solved chkdsk failure primary partition (access denied) Performance & Maintenance
Keeping getting Bluescreen *** stop: 0x0000010d BSOD Help and Support
Solved chkdsk failure primary partition (access denied) Software
chkdsk failure primary partition Hardware & Devices
Corrupted file system after CHKDSK Performance & Maintenance
CHKDSK Failure? BSOD Help and Support
Bluescreen 1033 - nVidia Display stop responding BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33