JSI Tip 7449. How do I troubleshoot registry corruption issues?

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 822705 contains the following summary:

This article describes how to troubleshoot registry corruption issues.

If your computer does not restart, the registry hives may be corrupted. The error messages may vary. They can include any of the following:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.ced

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

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

System hive error

Stop 0xc0000218 (0xe11a30e8, 0x00000000, 0x000000000, 0x00000000) UNKNOWN_HARD_ERROR

Stop: 0xc0000218 \{Registry File Failure\} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\CorruptHive or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.



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