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PC wont run, missing "system" file ...?


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#1 senior03

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 09:52 AM

Yesterday i was awfully tired so rather than letting my computer shut itself down (usually takes 1-2 minutes) i just yanked the cord off the wall.

Now i cant even start it in safe mode / load last working configuration, this is the message i get.

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\Windows\System32\Config\system

It then says that i can fix this by inserting the windows CD, which i dont have.

Is there a way around this ?

Im using windows xp.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:31 PM

Do you have the recovery CD's that came with the computer?
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:41 PM

Do you have the recovery CD's that came with the computer?

Ive looked all over the place and i cant find any CDs relating to windows :/

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:18 PM

Is there any other way to fix this?

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:33 PM

You may have some Joy here? But I think you need the Disk, Mate, can you Borrow one?

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5835305.html

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 03:15 PM

What is the make and model of you computer?
You can usually contact the manufacturer and get a recovery CD for a nominal charge
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