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#1 Roadblock

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:18 PM

Hey there My old laptop with very important documents is now inaccesable. I get the following error message when i try to boot up. "missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" . It's an OEM Laptop so i don't have the xp installation CD. I have the recovery Disks but those don't have a repair function on them. I cannot acess the Bios either. Nor can i boot in safe mode. Please help I've read articles but they don't make sense to me since they tell you to acess the bios but I CAN't PLEASE HELP
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:28 PM

Hi :thumbsup:, I don't think you are going to like this, but...

This is what Microsoft says, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

Now, that is not probably what I would do. I think I'd try a repair install of XP (35 minutes), rather than try all those different commands where a single keystroke in the wrong place...could have negative consequences.

As for not having an XP CD...I would (if I didn't already have several copies) borrow one or copy one and use it with your bona fide activation data for that system.

FWIW: My few attempts to follow such commands to repair the registry...all proved futile and I wound up doing repair or clean installs.

Hopefully, others here can provide additional alternatives.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for your help




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