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Boot problem - missing/corrupt file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John4444, Jul 25, 2010.

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  1. John4444

    John4444 Thread Starter

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    Upon startup, I get a message telling me

    "Windows could not start because the following file is either missing or corrupt:
    /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM
    You can attempt to fix this problem with the System Repair on the Setup CD."

    Or something along those lines.
    When I first asked for help I was told it was a registry error, and to try "Last Known Good Config." from the boot menu.
    I tried it, and no cigar.

    So, I can't get into my system.
    Windows XP came with my computer, so I have no CD.....

    Help?
     
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