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Corrupt Or Missing /windows/system32/config/system


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#1 DemonicReaper

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 11:39 PM

When i restarted my computer i got this error that says my /windows/system32/config/system directory is corrupt or missing and i can press'r' at the setup screen to repair. I tried that didnt work so i inserted the original windwos xp home dition setup cd and ran it. I then get the option to continue setup 'enter', repair 'r', or exit 'f3' after some files load up. If i hit 'enter' or 'repair' i get a message that says"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are properly powered on and supply connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program. SETUP CANNOT CONTINUE.

PLEASE HELP!!!

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:46 AM

Please edit your email addy out of your post - that's a sure way to get spammed beyond belief!

That being said, this error seems to indicate a problem with your hard drive. If you have not backed up your important data - stop trying to access that drive immediately. It's not known if your data is still there, but if it is, further attempts at accessing it could cause data loss.

If there's nothing worth saving, then I'd suggest downloading a bootable hard drive diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive (usually free) and running the test on the hard drive from there.
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:02 PM

i will try that, does this look like the proper thing i should be downloading. My hard drive is a seagate barracuda 7200.7, 80 gb. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?loca...000dd04090aRCRD

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 10:17 PM

Yes that is the correct tool. Download the dos version and get the ISO image and use Nero or IsoRecorder to record that image to a cd.
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 11:04 PM

once i run the cd is there something certain i should do or look for.

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 06:57 AM

When booting from the CD it'll first detect your drives in a little window. When the "Next" button becomes active/visible in the lower right corner of that window - click on it.

At the next screen you should be able to select your drive/drives by clicking on the check boxes, then click on the "Select Tests" button and select the full/complete test. Then click OK to start it running.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:51 AM

thnak you i did not have a test setting for full or complete, but i did have one for long. I selected the long one. Ill report back with results.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:05 AM

Yep, Long was the one to select! (That's what I get for relying on my memory at my age! :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:09 AM

i completed the long scan test and i had to repair 6344955 and 6344956, i repaired them. Is my problem fixed? Or do/should i test/slecet something in edition to it?

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:16 AM

Reboot and see if you can get into Windows.
Then run the test again to see if it gets any more errors. Errors on a hard drive can "respawn" - which can mean that there's a problem with the hard drive.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:21 AM

My advise would be. If you can start your machine, backup everything you want before it dies.The drive could last for ages or this could be a warning of total failure.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:22 AM

couldnt get into windows same error occured, *currently running long test again*

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:26 AM

If the drive is faulty, when you install a new one and reinstall windows, you can use the faulty on as a slave and try to recover your data that way.
Good luck :thumbsup:
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:14 AM

ran long scan again, errors 6344955 and 6344956 did not come up again so they didnt respawn. Any other advice on how to fix problem and how do i back-up my drive? All help given has been greatly appreciated.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:32 AM

If windows will not boot, you could try a repair install. If you need to install a new hard drive, this site might help you recover your data from the broken drive .It's free.

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/datarecovery.shtml
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