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Damaged Registry Files May Prevent Windows XP from

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Startup problems are very common with any of the operating system, including Microsoft Windows. Most of such problems are caused by damaged system files of Windows Operating system, such as registry. Windows registry is a database, which contains critical information about all the installed software and hardware components of your computer.

This behavior does not let you log into your system and renders all your valuable data inaccessible. It leads to significant data loss and requires hard drive recovery to be fixed, if you do not have a complete backup in place.

For example, you may come across the any of the below error messages, when you attempt to boot up your Windows XP operating system-based computer:

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE

Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate

System error: Lsass.exe
When trying to update a password the return status indicates that the value provided as the current password is not correct.

After this behavior of Microsoft Windows XP, you cannot get into your system and access stored data from Microsoft Windows hard drive. You must first recognize the cause of this issue and resolve it using Hard Drive Data Recovery, to get your mission critical data back.

Root of the problem

You may come across this behavior of Microsoft Windows XP computer due to corrupt or damaged registry hives or entire registry database. The Windows registry may get damaged because of numerous reasons, such as virus infection, unexpected system shutdown, operating system malfunction, and incorrect registry editing.


You can sort out this problem by restoring damaged registry file from the most recent backup. It is quite easy to restore Windows registry. If the backup is not available, you need to format the hard drive and reinstall Microsoft Windows operating system.

It fixes all the hard drive related problems, but also removes the data from your hard drive, causing severe data loss. In such cases, Hard Drive Recovery Software come for your rescue. The applications are particularly designed to systematically scan the affected hard drive and extract all lost, missing, and inaccessible data from it. The Hard Drive Recovery with the applications is quite safe, quick, and easy.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery software recovers lost data from hard drive, USB drive, memory card, and other Windows-supported storage media. It is usable with Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000. The software recovers data from NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, VFAT, FAT16, and FAT12 file system partitions.

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