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Thread: Sinister screen message

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    Default Sinister screen message

    Hope this is a good place to post this. My wife turned on her computer last night and got a blue screen with the following message:

    Stop: C0000218 {registry file failure}
    The Registry cannot load the hive (file):
    or its log or alternate
    It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete
    contact our system administrator or
    techincal support for further assistance.

    I turned off the computer and restarted and a page came up giving some options about restarting, one of which asked if I wanted to start based on "last know registry" which I selected, however, the screeen then returned to the above message again.

    Please help if you can. I am a little concerned since she doesn't have a back up of any data and all her schoolwork and thesis docs are on her computer.

    Thank you


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    Which version of windows is it ?
    Microsoft MVP Windows-Security 2006

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