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Windows\system32\config\system Corrupt ?


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#1 heynow

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:55 AM

turned on my computer and got this message ... "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt : windows\system32\config\system

i tried starting insafe mode ..same thing happens ... i tried the xp reinstall cd ... after the licence agreement screen, it says "searching for a previous version of windows" .... but nothing happens ..it gets stuck there all day...... tried the recovery console .. nothing happens :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:18 PM

Hi. Before reinstalling, you could try the basic repair commands from recovery console. Reboot with the Windows installation CD, and when prompted, press "R" to enter the recovery console. From there, type FIXBOOT, it'll ask for confirmation, accept; then FIXMBR, accept also; and when finished; CHKDSK /R. Depending on chkdsk results, try reinstalling again.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:34 PM

thanks ...i tried that but .... after pressing "r" .. it goes the recovery console screen and says ..........

1: c:\windows
which windows installation would you like to log onto

it only les me type one charater .. so i press "1" ..hit enter ...then nothing happens ???

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:18 PM

It should have logged you into Windows folder. It appears to me that the problem might be related to the hard disk. If you have another computer with XP installed (a friend could help), try to connect your hard disk as slave and check it there to see if it can be repaired. Although, the signals does not look good to me.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:19 PM

I have a hunch that this might be a registry corruption issue. Here's a link to a fix: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:45 PM

id like to try that ..but i cant past the second step ....computer just locks up

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:43 AM

You could look here, particularly no. 4. This uses the \window\repair\system32\ option from the RC. It usually works, unless you've inherited bad sectors on the HD, but you have to follow the instructions exactly. {This presumes that other RC commands, like 'bootcfg' have not helped}.

Forgot to include the Url: http://support.microsoft.com/search/defaul...mode=a&x=8&y=11




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