I'd really appreciate your help with the following. I've been struggling with this C:\windows\system32\config\system file is missing or corrupt issue for a couple of days, and still haven't been able to resolve it. I've followed the steps recommended in this tutorial http://www.help2go.com/content/tutorials/28-c-windows-system32-config-system-missing-corrupt.html
This is what I've done so far:
I've got a copy of KNOPPIX and managed to recover the files I needed the most.
I used the iso.image file to boot my desktop and get into the console recovery utility.
I ran chkdsk (/p and /r) on both C:\ and C:\Windows and both managed 100% completion. I rebooted it, but got the same message:Windows could not start because C:\windows\system32\config\system file is missing or corrupt.
I run Option 3, but there were no Restore Points, none whatsoever!
I do not know if there is something else you could recommend I should do.
Another question: is it possible that the internal hard disk is damaged? My hard disk is a Seagate Barracuda. I'm wondering if I could download Seagate diagnostics tool, here:
via Iceweasel (the internet facility of KNOPPIX Linus Live CD) and then run it to check my desktop internal hard disk. If so, how?
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me to resolve this issue.
PS Please, keep in mind that my knowledge is very basic.
Garvaluk - London
Edited by Garval, 26 January 2012 - 03:29 PM.