I have a sony vaio fs415e and it will not boot up. I was uninstalling a programme and lost power. When i started up again the system would not boot properly. It reaches a certain point then restarts. I have the error message
c.0000218 registry file failure, cannot load the hive
I have done a bit of searching and i have found the answer to the problem on the microsoft site. It says I have to boot from the XP cd and then repair registry files. The problem is the vaio came with XP already installed and no bootable cd copy. I can access the vaio system recovery software (i also made backups of these as recommended by sony but it didnt mention XP backup) but all i can do from here is recover the system while losing all the data on the c drive which i dont want to do. Can I use make a bootable XP disk from another vaio and use that to access the registry files on my computer? Any suggestons/help gratefully accepted!