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Old 12-08-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Windows XP Won't Boot: File Missing or Corrupt: WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Windows XP Won't Boot: File Missing or Corrupt: WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

I am having problems with my Windows XP. I just switched over and was previously using Windows 2000. I'm not sure how it happened but this file:

WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Can't be found. Windows says it's either been corrupt or deleted. I've asked around and I get the same answer: "Load your Windows installation CD and try to repair the file".

Sure why not... Wait a second, did I forget to tell you guys that my system dies even before I reach the LOGON SCREEN?

Hehe yeah add that to the list of problems and see if you can work around it. Thanks alot for taking your time to read my thread.

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Old 12-09-2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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well, what a problem ... all i can suggest it to remove windows Xp but how are you going to do that. i miss the old format c: in windows 98

sorry i can not be much help!
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:23 AM   #3
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windowsxp cd-rom has an option to repair a windows installation. try starting up with the cd and using that to fix it.
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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yah, that will restore the OS to it's original state, but you will lose all files on the hhd...

If you got this message trying to boot into safe mode after empying the pre-fetch folder ....it's ok.

if you got this message , re-boot again...pressing f8 for safe mode....the secong time it load up ok without the error message.
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Old 12-09-2004, 04:23 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone.. just fixed it. Bye bye to all my old information.
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Old 12-09-2004, 04:32 PM   #6
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Sorry it came doen to the last resort, but glad to see ya fixxed it.....Lol
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Thats happened to me I had to reinstall but it was because of Gator
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dude that happens to me all the time, its like a time basis. every 2 months that screen at the start saying a file is missing or corrupt comes up
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Yeah.. I finnally fixed mine.. I guess the only thing you can do is re-format. Might as well back-up all your files, or if they're easily downloadabe again then just go ahead and re-format .
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WOW.
That is an insanely long signature.
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