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Computer Will Not Boot

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#1 sharp10


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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:07 PM

I am using windows XP Home and have had trouble booting my computer. when I turn it on there is an error message stating "unable to find the following file......\windows\system32\config\system

any ideas?

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:47 AM

Sorry for the delay. It looks like either your registry is corrupted or it has trouble reading that file. Are you still having the problem?

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:01 AM

insert xp cd to repair that missing file.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:40 PM

Normally this is an error loading the registry. But you can try going to the Recovery Console (an outside chance) and using fixboot, fixmbr, and bootcfg /rebuild - just in case they fix something.

Otherwise, you'll have to boot to Safe Mode and try System Restore. If you're unable to get into Safe Mode, then there's some more advanced options that can be used to rebuild your registry from a PE environment or the Recovery Console (generally with less success than System Restore).
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