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Windows won't start on a dual boot macbook

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Trombean, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. Trombean

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    My gf has a macbook that's dual boot. The mac side seems to be running good, but the windows side seems to be having problems. When she starts it, she gets the following error message...


    Windows could not start because the following 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. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.


    We don't have access to a windows CD, and also, when I ask her what version of windows it was, she says she doesn't know which complicates things a little... Could anyone guess what version it is from this? Is there any way to repair it without the windows CD? Also, what could have caused this problem?
     
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    If she does not have a CD, how did she get this OS installed?
    Where did she get her copy that was installed?
     
  3. Trombean

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    It's her mom's boss's computer and she really doesn't want to say that it's having problems or else she'll get in big trouble :/
     
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    Since it is a Work machine, I will have to back out of this one.
    The machine needs to taken to the Work IT people and have them fix it. One should NEVER add or remove programs or operating systems on a work machine without permission of the Work place.
    Sorry,
     
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