missing or corrupt file \windows\system32\config\system



su su
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
somewhere and somehow gone wrong and upon on the pc, get the folowing message:-
windows cud not start bcos the foll 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.}}

Does this means doing the Recovery Console as the Recovery Console is the
first "r" appearing, please advice. Is there other method of corrective
actions, TIA

TaurArian
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545
How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry That Prevents Windows XP from Starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3ben-us%3b307654
Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
See also
How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705



"su su" <susu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B2AEC911-C484-44FA-998E-B97B9B77831C@microsoft.com...
> somewhere and somehow gone wrong and upon on the pc, get the folowing message:-
> windows cud not start bcos the foll 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.}}
>
> Does this means doing the Recovery Console as the Recovery Console is the
> first "r" appearing, please advice. Is there other method of corrective
> actions, TIA

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Hi,

> Does this means doing the Recovery Console as the Recovery Console is the
> first "r" appearing, please advice. Is there other method of corrective
> actions, TIA

Yes, it does. You have a damaged registry. Follow the steps here:

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry [Q307545]
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"su su" <susu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B2AEC911-C484-44FA-998E-B97B9B77831C@microsoft.com...
> somewhere and somehow gone wrong and upon on the pc, get the folowing
> message:-
> windows cud not start bcos the foll 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.}}
>
> Does this means doing the Recovery Console as the Recovery Console is the
> first "r" appearing, please advice. Is there other method of corrective
> actions, TIA

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
starting
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545

Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/EN-US/

How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

su su wrote:

> somewhere and somehow gone wrong and upon on the pc, get the folowing message:-
> windows cud not start bcos the foll 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.}}
>
> Does this means doing the Recovery Console as the Recovery Console is the
> first "r" appearing, please advice. Is there other method of corrective
> actions, TIA

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
su su wrote:
> somewhere and somehow gone wrong and upon on the pc, get the folowing message:-
> windows cud not start bcos the foll 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.}}
>
> Does this means doing the Recovery Console as the Recovery Console is the
> first "r" appearing, please advice. Is there other method of corrective
> actions, TIA


How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from
Starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545

Once you've recovered, you might want to look here, as well:

How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705



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missing or corrupt file \windows\system32\config\system