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Help! Windows XP Home missing start up file : System


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#1 brc3404

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:43 AM

When i try to boot xp home I get black screen with message Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows setup using the original set up cd rom. Select "R" at first screen to start repair.
Okay so I figured Id do a repair/install method. It reconizes my current windows installation on C:, but theres no repair option?? Any suggestions?
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:07 AM

There's a very good tutorial for this, you can read it here.

Edited by dc3, 14 October 2010 - 03:08 AM.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:08 AM

Your registry is corrupt. Try booting "last known good configuration" by pressing F8 before windows starts and seleting it from the menu.

Edited by Gabrial, 14 October 2010 - 03:09 AM.





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