1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pupuzuken, Nov 10, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. pupuzuken

    pupuzuken Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

    You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first sceen to start repair."

    This is what I get everytime I try to start my computer =/. If anyone could offer advice I'd be very greatful! I've found this which explains a recovery process:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545

    But I have neither the original CD-ROM or floppy disk reader for it. Help?
     
  2. Bob1940

    Bob1940

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    45
     
  3. Bob1940

    Bob1940

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    45
    Be careful mate, had this one, Id be inclined to move it to the Malware section in case
    its the same as mine, I would'nt do anything until someone in that section advises you.
     
  4. pupuzuken

    pupuzuken Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    I posted it there too now, thanks.

    I found a new XP Installation CD (as in not my comps original XP) so I tried running that, but I just get a

    "Error booting fromCD/DVD drive.
    Press any key to reboot..."

    screen with "80800EF9" in the bottom right corner.

    If there's even any way to reboot the whole harddrive and install XP on that I'd do that, I have most of my important stuff on an external harddrive (it would still hurt but I'd be ok with ith)
     
  5. ozrom1e

    ozrom1e

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    11,849
    Welcome to TSG....

    Using the install disk that is not for the computer is not going to get you anywhere. All it is going to do is get you stuck in a loop for installing until you have the correct product ID to put in.

    My suggestion is to contact the manufacturer of the computer and order the recovery disk set from them and then wait the few days until it arrives and then do the repair-installation then.

    Actually moving this to another forum is not going to do any good at this point it is not a virus but after the repair-install we can check that out for you right here.
     
  6. pupuzuken

    pupuzuken Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    I contacted them, it'll probably be a while before they answer but it seems like it's next to impossible to get their recovery discs, you have to buy them and most of them they don't produce anymore.

    Say I have a new XP with a new serial number, any way to get this on the computer? I've pretty much given up having my old files again and am just looking to get it working now.
     
  7. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/650070

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice