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#1 wadada

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:21 PM

Hi guys!
I use XP and lately I've had a problem with my computer freezing and not being able to restart properly.
The message says that the following file is missing or corrupt: windows\system32\config\system.
It also says that by clicking "r" it will start repair, but it didn't work for my computer. I've tried to turn it off, wait a while and turn it back on. That works sometimes, but most often, I need to turn it off AND unplug it, after which I turn it on and it can run windows properly. Sometimes, not always. It can also freeze at any time, when windows is up and running or when it's shutting down, whenever...
A friend of mine advised me to dl combofix, which I intend to do now... I'll let you know the results!

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:39 PM

The error message you posted...is a common one, usually (if not always) relates to a registry problem.

Using ComboFix won't help you with such. ComboFix is a ptent malware tool and should be run only at the request of someone experienced with malware resolutions who is going to direct you how to overcome your malware problem.

In the event that you feel the need to post your ComboFix log...please post it at the appropriate BC forum (not this one), after reading guidance for posting such, Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html.

Upon following the procedures listed in the Preparation Guide, post your log at BC Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html.

If you want to attempt to correct your registry problem...again, do not post any logs here...and take a look at Corrupted Registry, Config.sys Missing or Corrupt - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545..

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 09 October 2010 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:36 PM

Ok, thx a lot. Will do that!

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:44 PM

Thank you for being courteous :thumbsup:.

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