IT Support in Seattle

STOP: c0000218 Registry File Failure

One of my client’s servers recently experienced a hard drive crash. Luckily, it was part of a RAID -5 array and I was able to replace the hard drive and do a rebuild. Unfortunately, the hard drive crash caused the following error when trying to boot Windows: STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot […]


Windows 7 Quirks

Last week I setup a second partition on my laptop and installed the newly released Windows 7 RC. I had used the previous beta a few times already, and had been following the news on Windows 7 pretty closely as well. At least for me, the positive hype is spot on. I’m really digging it. […]


Self-Signed SSL Certificates and You

Sometimes in small business a few hundred dollars can mean a lot. One of the many ways to try and squeeze that out of your IT budget could be eliminating the semi-annual renewal cost of an SSL cert from a globally trusted CA (Certificate Authority). Let’s be honest, CA’s are making a killing by selling […]