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08-Jan-2011, 01:09 AM #1
Error Message when I start computer
I have a Dell OptiPlex GX620 running Windows XP SP3. Today, I turned it on and got this message: Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. And it says I need to boot the CD in order to repair Windows XP but the problem is that I don't have the CD. How would I fix the problem?
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08-Jan-2011, 05:14 AM #2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

attempt a safe mode start press f8 on loading up repeatedly
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attempt a safe mode start press f8 on loading up repeatedly
When I attempt to enter safe mode, I get the same message.
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08-Jan-2011, 10:03 AM #4
do you have the installation disc if so follow info on previous link or

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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do you have the installation disc if so follow info on previous link or

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
Unfortunately, I don't have the installation disc.
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08-Jan-2011, 10:42 AM #6
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...t/nostart.mspx

you need a disc unless you have an image of xp on your drive???????????????? if you do it will be a dell recovery system which is usually press f2 or f10 or f12 on start up to access it
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08-Jan-2011, 10:42 AM #7
forgot to say you can borrow someones disc
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...t/nostart.mspx

you need a disc unless you have an image of xp on your drive???????????????? if you do it will be a dell recovery system which is usually press f2 or f10 or f12 on start up to access it
Can I boot the disc from a USB flash drive?
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How do I get the boot.ini file?
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