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

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pakka, Feb 10, 2009.

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  1. pakka

    pakka Thread Starter

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    Im running XP on my laptop and i got this error message when i booted my laptop (Sony Vaio)
    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
    Windows/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM

    I tried using Microsoft support to try and repair the file but my Laptop didn't come with an XP bootable CD. So i took out my laptop's hard disk and ran it on my other laptop as an external hard disk. I then backed up the files in the config directory and replaced them with the ones in the repair directory but alas it didnt help. Please help guys [​IMG]
     
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    anyone?
     
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