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System file corrupt or missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by shaddycomp, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. shaddycomp

    shaddycomp Thread Starter

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    I went to boot up my computer but received the message:
    File Windows/system32/config/system is corrupt or missing.
    Does anyone know how to fix this?
    I am running XP Home sp2.
     
  2. cybertech

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  3. shaddycomp

    shaddycomp Thread Starter

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    I tried this but it can't find the files to copy, etc.
     
  4. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Sounds like you need to put the XP CD in and run the Repair option.
     
  5. brooksy

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    Is all your data backed up? the best option is to run the recovery as your windows is currupt and more times than not you cant repair the bad files....
     
  6. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    I believe shaddycomp stated that did not work.
     
  7. brooksy

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    that what didn't work? no one else has mentioned a complete re-install (recover the O.S):confused:
     
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    How did you get on?
     
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