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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 see the error message from my microsoft 2003 server occur this 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..

Action taken: I restart the system several times
Replug in the RAM also .

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  • tiffanycr212 Nov 25, 2008

    Hi,



    I'm having the same problem with my Windows XP Home Edition Operating System. It gives me the error message Stop: Coooo218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannont load the hive (hive) \systemroot\system32\config\security or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absend, or not writeable. The screen is blue and I can't shut down my computer.



    My e-mail address is:tiffanycrawford_41@yahoo.com. If there's any help you can give me it would be helpful.

  • bobby456 Dec 08, 2008

    I get the blue screen with 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

  • bobby456 Dec 08, 2008

    I don't have an Installation cd so what else can you do?

  • Dannych16 Dec 12, 2008

    i have the same problem with xp home edition but whe i put the windows\repair directory to system32\config it says access is denied what can i do ???

  • Kunle Ajayi Feb 02, 2009

    The registry cannot load the hive (file):\System Root\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable in a Windows Server 2003 Edition

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Same thing. No one seems to be giving enough details and solutions to fix this! SOMEONE HEEEELP!

  • nissarcool Apr 13, 2009

    I get the blue screen with C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):System RootSystem32ConfigSECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable

  • bhaweshed81
    bhaweshed81 Jul 26, 2012

    when i put the installition disk it says boot from CD and then windows loads all the files . When it does that it interupts in between saying your system does not have a hard disk so windoes setup will exit..to exit press F3 .....please help :(

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To fix the problem, you need the Installation cd, put it in, start the setup, and enter repair console when the first blue menu comes up.

In repair console, your going to have to copy the windows\repair directory to system32\config

to fix the problem.


After the files have been copyed, Well maybe might be better if you only copy the SECURITY file. so no login details get changed.


Then restart the pc and see if it worked. If not your going to have to perform a repair installation from the xp cd.

If you need more asistance, let me know. Good luck.

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I get the STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):System RootSystem32ConfigSECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable..On my windows xp...


This is one of the main reasons I prefer to do a clean installation from CD rather than simply doing a system restore. There's less chance for something to go wrong with a clean installation. Unfortunately, many computer manufacturers no longer provide a complete CD, but you still may be able to completely wipe your drive rather than using the restore option. The Stop: c0000218 error is typically associated with one of several things, depending on how far through the recovery process you made it before encountering the error.

The first possibility is simply corruption in the Windows Registry. A second option is a component of your system hardware is not compatible with Windows XP or your hard drive has some kind of issue. Since you are re-installing Windows XP using System Restore, it seems unlikely your system hardware is incompatible, although I won't rule out the possibility entirely. The third possibility, a damaged hard drive, is possible even if Windows appeared to run smoothly prior to your reinstallation. Before throwing in the towel, we'll take a closer look at each possibility
Assuming the Windows Registry is simply corrupt, the first thing to attempt is a recovery via the Automatic System Recovery for your particular installation. Since you are attempting to do a system restore, it's possible you already tried this and had it fail. If this is not the case, follow the detailed directions presented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 307545.

If you attempted your system restore using the OEM provided restore partition or CD and received this error, make sure you don't have any hardware components connected which weren't part of the initial build of your computer. System restore disks look for specific hardware components. If the original components are missing it occasionally introduces errors in the restore process.
A third possibility is the hard drive is damaged in some way. Many disks have bad sectors and you won't know about them until you attempt to write over the sectors during a specific operation. If you can boot from your install CD, you will be presented with the option to Repair or Recover the Windows XP installation. Pressing R launches the Microsoft Recovery Console which then asks for the Administrator password. After entering the password, run chkdsk to check the drive for errors by typing chkdsk /r at the command line. If chkdsk finds errors, you may need to use chkdsk /f to repair the errors before proceeding.
Since you are attempting to revert your Windows installation back to baseline, the best option remains doing a completely fresh install because it will avoid any potential corruptions already existing in your current installation by installing a fresh copy of Windows instead of reusing existing core components that may now be corrupt.

Have this as a guide when you perform system restore in recovery console..http://www.myfixes.com/articles/system..

Hope this will help..

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How to do System Restore when the computer doesn't even boot to Safe Mode in...


System Restore is assumed to be the best method to recover the system from Registry or System file errors. Its easy to perform and is effective, no doubt. But what happens when the system doesn't even boot to the desktop, neither in Normal mode, nor in Safe Mode. How do you do a System Restore then. For Vista and Win 7 users, its a piece of cake, since the WinRE provides them the direct option to System Restore from the installation/repair CD. But what for the XP users?

The following method is very useful and serves as a bliss for Windows XP users to recover their system from crashes due to Registry or System file failures. All you need for the method is a Windows XP installation CD. (This is not a re-installation process. All data and settings are intact after the operation.)

Step 1: Boot to the Recovery Console
  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer.
  • Turn the computer off.
  • Setup the computer to boot from cd: either by pressing F2, F9 or Delete to go in BIOS and changing the boot sequence or by pressing F12 on Dell computers to launch the Boot Device Menu.
  • As soon as you get the message 'Press any key to boot from the cd', hit enter.
  • Wait for the Windows Setup to initialize
  • At the Welcome to Setup screen press R to repair windows using recovery console.
  • You will be prompted to choose a Windows installation. Press 1 on the top of the keyboard and then press Enter.
  • You will be prompted to enter the Administrator password. Press Enter if no password was set.
Step 2: Accessing the Restore points.
Type the following commands in the Recovery Console.


cd system~1

If you get an Access Denied error:
  • Type the following commands to change the directory to c:windowssystem32config:
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
  • Rename the system branch of the registry. That will allow us to access the system restore folder from inside the Recovery Console. In case the process fails and you want to perform a Windows Repair you will need to rename system.bak to system again.
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  • Type exit to leave the recovery console and to restart the computer.
  • Go back into the Recovery Console and repeat Step 2.
cd _resto~1

If the _resto~1 folder exists, inside it there are several folders named RP1, RP2. These are restore points. RP1 is the oldest restore point. You can use dir to view what RP folders are available. If there is no _resto~1 folder or if there are no restore points inside it:
  • Type the following commands:
    cd
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
    copy c:\windows\repair\system system
  • If you are getting a file not found error try:
    copy c:\windows\repair\system.bak system
  • Then type the following :
  • copy c:\windows\repair\security security
  • copy c:\windows\repair\software software
  • copy c:\windows\repair\sam sam
  • copy c:\windows\repair\default default
  • exit
  • You will be able to boot into a altered version of the operating system. Backup your files from the c:Documents and Settings folder and then reinstall the operating system.
Step 3: Choose the most convenient RP folder.
Supposing we have RP3 available let's type in:

cd rp3

Change the directory to snapshot:

cd snapshot

Step 4: Restore the main registry branches.
If you are being asked if you want to overwrite type in y to agree.

copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software


The following commands are most of the time optional however the process might not work if they are not executed

copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to reboot the system. Start the computer normally.

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