Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:15 PM
Last night I tried to watch a video on youtube, but the clip would pause after a second and no audio would play. Also one of my sub picture folders had become corrupted a few days ago. A similar problem occurred a couple weeks ago. I made a topic here and was told to schedule a chkdsk. I did and it fixed the problem. Since my computer always runs chkdsk at boot for some reason, I restarted my computer and let chkdsk run. I then got a dos looking screen that said "file windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt." My jaw hit the floor.
Using a PlayStation 3, I went online for a solution. I found a forum that said to boot up the Windows CD and press 'r' to begin the recovery. it then press '1' and type "chkdsk /p" Then type "fixboot" Finally reboot, press F8 and choose "Last known good configuration" I did all this and got the same problem, a corrupt windows\system32\config\system file message.
Then to top it off, my Windows CD stopped booting up! It would say it's loading but then take me to the same corrupt windows\system32\config\system file screen. I later read that som OEMs won't be able to get back into the Recovery Console if you do a fixboot. I don't even know what an OEM is?
Finally I got the CD to boot up to the blue setup screen by pressing F8 repeatedly. I'm going to wait on this screen for futher instructions.
Also, my current source of income if freelance data entry. I CAN'T lose this data! I don't go to questionable sites and I am very cautious. I don't think malware was the cause.
Please, you assistance will be very appreciated. How do I fix my corrupt windows\system32\config\system file without losing my data?
Windows XP sp2
Anymore info you might need, just ask. If you want a link to where i got my 1st attempted fix info, just ask. Oh and what's an OEM?
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