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Stop : c0000218 SAM error ???

By bc tan ·
i encounter problem with the follwing blue screen information on my w2k server sp2 :

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SAM
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writeable.


any one can help me to resolve this problem ??

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Stop : c0000218 SAM error ...

There is a Technet article on this error.
How to Troubleshoot a STOP 0xC0000218 Error Message (Q156640):
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q156640
(please remove any spaces)

Basically, the full Registry cannot be read properly, due to corruption. The article talks about some restore options you can try to get it back to shape.
I hope you have a good tape backup of this machine. Sounds like you are going to need it.

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