Solved: windows xp startup

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yellow69

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Hey
I turned my PC on today and got the following error

Windows could not start because the follwing file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup cd-rom...

I turned my pc off and then back on and the system booted as normal - all systems working

I now do not want to shut down my pc in case I get the above error as my windows xp home edition was pre installed in my pc and I do not have the original setup cd.

Any ideas on what to do to stop this error appearing again would be appreciated.
thanks
 

yellow69

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this exact same thing happened last wk - so I ran a system restore thinking this would rectify the issue. Then I got the same error message today - I was relieved when a switch off and back on allowed my pc to boot. I have all my info backed up but am panicking if a switch off and on does not work and I continue to get the windows corrupt or missing error - as I do not have the original CD for windows xp as it was pre installed on purchase and I cannot get a copy of this as the company no longer exists
 
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