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My computer wont start!!!

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#1 tina clay

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:16 PM

Help anyone!!! My computer will not start, it is stating that the Windows/system32/config/system is corrupt!! I got this computer from another person and it did not have a recovery disk with it!! I have tried everything that I have found online. :thumbsup: But when I try to boot from an Xp disk, it states that the file is not valid, when I run a Chkdsk, it says that there is a bad sector that can not be repaired. So I am at my wits end, and don't know what to do!!!

Since the computer is a newer version than I am used to working on, I can't add it as a slave and try to repair it that way! SOME ONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:29 PM

"Windows/system32/config/system is corrupt"

The only way I have every managed to fix that problem is by reinstalling XP & I've probably tried every fix found using Google & Ask.

" when I run a Chkdsk, it says that there is a bad sector that can not be repaired."

Boot a XP disk, delete the XP Pratition & try formatting the drive.
If it can be fixed the drive will format & XP will install.
If the drive won't format it will have to be replaced.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:46 PM

I agree. If CHKDSK cant fix your problem, nothing to do but reformat. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:35 PM

once you've seen Windows system 32 corrupt, the only solution is to reformat your hard drive and install a new OS

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:20 PM

I am almost positive that the Windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt message is the message I got when I was able to use a boot disk from the Fix-It-Utilities 9 disk to go in and use System Restore to restore my computer to a previous date and that fixed it like nothing had ever been wrong wtih the computer.

The bad sector thing might make it so that won't work, I do not know about that, but the message about the config file can sometimes be overcome without reformatting

Edited by Stang777, 13 April 2009 - 11:29 PM.

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