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Solved: Gone for 2 weeks now windows corrupted system 32?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dandxg, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. dandxg

    dandxg Thread Starter

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    I don't get it. Worked great before Christmas vacation. Come back tonight and won't start XP. Says corrupted windows system 32 file. Try to repair from install disk and just hangs. Type 1 and enter and won't access. Then try to do a fresh install and just keeps searching for previous install of windows and hangs again?

    Thoughts please folks? Bad HD? Its 4 1/2 years old.

    TIA

    Dan
     
  2. tompatrick

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    Insert the Windows XP installation CD
    Then restart your system
    Then Press the "R" key at the welcome screen this will let you enter the setup
    Enter admin password on promoting you to do so
    you will see that the recovery console will launch

    then type the commands that I mention next and press enter after each command

    md tmp

    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak

    copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak

    copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak

    copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak

    copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak


    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\software

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\security

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\default



    copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system

    copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software

    copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam

    copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security

    copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default


    now you need to exit from the recovery console and restart the computer you will see that the problem is solved see if this helps, if due to corruption you have lost any of the data you can use the data recovery by stellar which will help you to make the system fine as it was before Christmas
     
  3. dandxg

    dandxg Thread Starter

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    Thank you much.

    I don't understand why I can't just do a fresh install though? Is it because the "DOS" file is damaged and not windows itself.
     
  4. dandxg

    dandxg Thread Starter

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    I just tried your suggestion.............I can't even get to the welcome screen. I get the system 32 corrupt message before that. So I try again to do a repair or fresh install of windows and get stuck. I thought I could could use your suggestions from the repair section of windows install but it only allows me to type one thing into. It suggest I should type 1 which represents the C drive windows install but when I do that and hit enter nothing, just hangs.

    Please help someone. I forgot how dependent I am on my computer.
     
  5. tompatrick

    tompatrick Banned

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    INsert the CD restart the computer and when it boot press any key to boot from cd
    wait for some time and you need to press F3(Repair) then try to follow the instructions there
     
  6. dandxg

    dandxg Thread Starter

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    Thank Tom, I had already tried that. A new HD fixed the problem.
     
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