Server is unable to start due to registry error

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Steve Reichgut, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. After restarting the server, I got the following error
    during startup:
    Stop: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} registry cannot
    load: \systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or
    alternate. It is corrupt, absent or not writeable.

    After the error, the server performs a memory dump and
    then restarts only to bring me back to this same blue
    screen error.

    I have tried booting in Safe Mode with no luck. At this
    point, the only thing I have been able to do is boot from
    CD to get to the Recovery Console but I am not sure what
    to do next.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Steve Reichgut, Oct 3, 2004
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  2. Steve,

    This is usually a hard drive problem. If I were you I'd probably spend the
    $250 on a call to product support. They may be able to nail down for you
    whether it is the controller, a driver or the drive itself.

    Amy Babinchak, Oct 3, 2004
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  3. Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Oct 3, 2004
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