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Solved: I think I have deleted my registry???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by geno368, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. geno368

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    I had a boot sector virus(I think) and could not boot my Lenovo Think centre 6239. I tried everything including AVG boot disk and ran scans. I still am not able to re-format the computer with XP Pro. it tells me"windows\system32\config\system" file is missing or corrupt. It cannot find my c drive in mini xp. Is the registry part of the xp install? How can I get it back? Thanks in advance
     
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    If you are trying to reformat the computer, use the advance install to delete the hard drive partition. Then create a new one to reinstall Windows
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I cannot get that far. When windows files are installed, it say "windows is starting and then is when I get the file corrupt error
     
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    You need to use an install disc
     
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    The two I have used are install disks....It first copies the windows files and then starts the install procedure...that's when I get the error
     
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    I appreciate the help. I fixed the problem by installing win 7 which had the necessary drivers to run. Thanks
     
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