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  #22  
Old 06-21-2004
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Thumbs up thanks GOOD for people as klever as you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don
this problem occurs when you try to update drivers in the computer..sometimes windows XP cannot update the driver and that corrupts system.ini file as it has a lot of bad entries..Due to this you will get this error mesage..No its not due to virus.its due to an attempt to change system.ini file

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

That means the System Registry Hive has become corrupted.

There are two ways to get back up and running. The easy way which doesn't always work, and then there is the hard way.

Easy Way --- Note that this doesn't always work.
When you are booting your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence, meaning after it does the Power On Self Test.

Once you press the F8 key, you will be taken to a Menu. Select "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration".

It will now attempt to load Windows XP using a past set of configuration files.

If that doesn't work, there is the next step....the hard way.

Hard Way
Boot your system with the Windows XP Install CD, let the system boot into the Setup. Once in the Setup, choose to run the Recovery Console.

You will now be presented with a screen similar to good old DOS.

First, we will recover the System Hive.

Now, type in the following commands with pressing Enter after each line.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\system C:\windows\tmp\system.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\system
copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

Be very careful when you are typing in these commands, one wrong move, and you have, broken Windows XP.

Also, change the C in the commands to whatever your Windows XP drive letter is.

Attempt to boot the system, if it doesn't boot, get back into the Recovery Console and do the following commands.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\software C:\windows\tmp\software.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\software
copy C:\windows\repair\software C:\windows\system32\config\software
it worked, it worked, it worked.
nice to finde help like this, I was ready formate and reinstall, with loast of a lot af files
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  #23  
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Thumbs up Great Help

Your suggestion to repair system file was outstanding. A++++++++++ for you.
  #24  
Old 06-22-2004
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Exclamation Error with 'windows\repair\system' file/folder

I know its long winded, but........

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

That means the System Registry Hive has become corrupted.

There are two ways to get back up and running. The easy way which doesn't always work, and then there is the hard way.

Easy Way --- Note that this doesn't always work.
When you are booting your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence, meaning after it does the Power On Self Test.

Once you press the F8 key, you will be taken to a Menu. Select "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration".

It will now attempt to load Windows XP using a past set of configuration files.

If that doesn't work, there is the next step....the hard way.

Hard Way
Boot your system with the Windows XP Install CD, let the system boot into the Setup. Once in the Setup, choose to run the Recovery Console.

You will now be presented with a screen similar to good old DOS.

First, we will recover the System Hive.

Now, type in the following commands with pressing Enter after each line.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\system C:\windows\tmp\system.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\system
copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

Be very careful when you are typing in these commands, one wrong move, and you have, broken Windows XP.

Also, change the C in the commands to whatever your Windows XP drive letter is.

Attempt to boot the system, if it doesn't boot, get back into the Recovery Console and do the following commands.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\software C:\windows\tmp\software.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\software
copy C:\windows\repair\software C:\windows\system32\config\software

Don and or anyone else.

I have followed your instructions, both the easy (no luck there...) and i've come to another sticky problem. Following your 'hard' intructions, when i typed in:

C:\windows\repair\system C:\system32\config\system

there was an error message of:

"The system cannot find the file or directory specified".

What options do i now have available to me as it appears there isnt arepair folder.
Cheers..

Craig
  #25  
Old 06-22-2004
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig T
I know its long winded, but........



Don and or anyone else.

I have followed your instructions, both the easy (no luck there...) and i've come to another sticky problem. Following your 'hard' intructions, when i typed in:

C:\windows\repair\system C:\system32\config\system

there was an error message of:

"The system cannot find the file or directory specified".

What options do i now have available to me as it appears there isnt arepair folder.
Cheers..

Craig

You need to do:
[line]1[/line]copy C:\WINDOWS\repair\system.bak C:\windows\system32\config\system.[line]1[/line]
This will work
  #26  
Old 06-22-2004
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Default Thanks guys for the help!

I had also problems with the missing SYSTEM file or corrupt file. I followed your instructions and fixed the problem. Thank you so much!
  #27  
Old 06-23-2004
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same here. you guys are great
  #28  
Old 06-27-2004
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idea Re: access denied

[I got so excited when I saw this thread, got into the recovery console and typed md tmp... ACCESS DENIED! What the? I have no passwords or anything, so why is it saying this?}

I was having the same problem and in my frustration tried the following from the Recovery Console:

- Ran FIXBOOT with (apparently) no change (still broken)
- Ran FIXMBR with (apparently) no change (still broken)
- Ran CHKDSK which failed after 26% saying that there was an unrecoverable error. I decided to run CHKDSK again and the second time it made it completely through without stopping. When I rebooted my PC, Windows 2000 came up and worked fine.

Good luck!
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