Microsoft help for stopping c0000218 error in Windows XP

Microsoft help, c0000218

Resolving c0000218 error

After installing Windows XP on your computer, you might sometimes encounter the error saying “STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}”. If you are in such a situation, there is no need to be panic since this is a known issue associated with Windows XP operating system. You will face this error if there is an incompatible hardware or a faulty hard disk. Fortunately, it’s very easy to find out if your disk needs replacement or a software fix is all that is required to resolve the problem. You can find this through the recover console which can be accessed using Windows XP installation disc. In this article you will find instructions for doing the same.

Microsoft help instructions

Follow the instructions mentioned below for resolving c0000218 error in your Windows XP operating system. Before going ahead with this procedure make sure that you have the Windows XP installation disc with you.

  1. Start off with this procedure by making sure that your hardware is compatible with Windows XP. Check the official website of Microsoft market place for getting information regarding compatibility.
  2. If you found that your hardware is compatible with Windows XP, make use of the recovery system.  To access the recovery console, simply put the Windows XP installation disc in to the CD/DVD drive of your computer. You will be asked if you want to “Repair or Recover”; when it does, simply press the “R” button.
  3. Enter the password of your administrator account (in order to use this option you need to have administrative access).
  4. Select to use the “chkdsk” command line which will let you to check your disk.
  5. Now use the “chkdsk/r” command for checking your hard disk for errors.

    Microsoft help, c0000218

    Resolving c0000218 error

  6. Reboot your computer once the disk fix has been performed and try to run your Windows XP setup again.
  7. If you are getting the same message again, then you might need to replace your hard disk. At this point, the probabilities are high that your hard disk is broken and needs to be replaced.

That’s all with the instructions for resolving Windows XP c0000218 error. If you have further doubts regarding this issue, feel free to contact the technical support team for further assistance.

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