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Post by bongring on 22nd December 2008, 9:51 am

No way!
windows could not not start because the ff. file is missing or corrupt
\windows\system32\config\system


i tried repairing windows but i'm that good in command prompt, and i dont even know which of those command lines should i use to repair that certain file, could someone help me identify which of those should be used in windows repair.+ Shh a secret Shh a secret Shh a secret

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Post by Digitalocksmith on 23rd December 2008, 4:18 am

Have you tried a repair install using your OS installation disc?

Follow the instructions given in this great thread by Doctor Inferno:

http://www.geekpolice.net/tutorials-guides-f13/how-to-perform-a-windows-xp-repair-install-t540.htm?highlight=repair+install

Also see this:

http://www.geekpolice.net/tutorials-guides-f13/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files-t1181.htm?highlight=repair+install

Other factors also depend here.....I have known of this problem to occur shortly after a format n clean install only to realize the cause was a failing HDD which was uncovered during a 'chkdsk' scan!

Try going to Start, My Computer, and right-click Local Disk C.
Click Properties, Tools, and you'll find buttons for Check Now and Defragment Now......run them!


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Post by bongring on 23rd December 2008, 10:23 am

i trying the repair right now, i followed Doc's ins. but "Repair" option is not present on the list. it's XP Home Edition by the way. i'll go to the second option. i'll try to defrag this hdd on my other pc. Thanks. Smile Smile

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Post by Digitalocksmith on 23rd December 2008, 12:51 pm

OEM Restore disks or hidden restore folders on the hard drive will not work for the Repair Install!



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Post by bongring on 30th December 2008, 12:34 pm

hahahaha!!! gave up on this one, i formatted and cloned the sick HDD, Thanks for your time Sir. + Cheesy Grin (sparkly :oops:

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Post by Digitalocksmith on 30th December 2008, 1:29 pm

Nice.......nothing like the smell of fdisk in the morning. lol!



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