when I went to copy the file from the repair folder:
copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
it's not there.
FYI, I was trying to rid this machine of the SHeur2 virus and could not start in safe mode, error message: UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME. but could start normally. I tried going back to a restore point, same thing.
Then a windows update rebooted my machine and it wouldn't boot at all. same message: UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME.
I loaded the recovery console and ran chkdsk and fixboot. now it says windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing.
Monday I'm going to take the harddrive stick it in another machine to back up my stuff before a fresh install.
BUT I HATE GETTING STUMPED!!
is there another way?
Edited by scottywaady, 02 January 2010 - 11:47 AM.