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Bug Check 0xC0000218: STATUS_CANNOT_LOAD_REGISTRY_FILE

The STATUS_CANNOT_LOAD_REGISTRY_FILE bug check has a value of 0xC0000218. This indicates that a registry file could not be loaded.

Important Info If You Have Received a STOP Code

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If you received a blue screen error, or stop code, the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from data loss.

For information about how to recover from this error, see Resolving Blue Screen errors in Windows.

STATUS_CANNOT_LOAD_REGISTRY_FILE Parameters

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

ParameterDescription

1

Address of the name of the registry hive that could not be loaded.

2

Zero (Reserved)

3

Zero (Reserved)

4

Zero (Reserved)

 

This bug check displays a descriptive text message. The name of the damaged file is displayed as part of the message.

Cause

This error occurs if a necessary registry hive file cannot be loaded. Usually this means the file is corrupt or is missing.

In rare instances, this error can be caused by a driver that has corrupted the registry image in memory, or by a memory error in this region.

Resolution

Try using the the startup recovery mechanism (for example Startup Repair, Recovery Console, or Emergency Recovery Disk) provided by the operating system. If the problem is a missing or corrupt registry file, that usually fixes the problem.

 

 

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