Repair question



semajbar
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
Hi,

Recently I started XP and got an error message saying that the file
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM was missing or corrupt and suggested I use
the Repair console to recover or repair this file. I rebooted to the XP
installation CD and chose "r" for repair. XP listed 1:\Windows and said to
select the installation to logon to. I pressed "1" and got a C:\WINDOWS
prompt.

Now what?? :(

I am the only person that uses this computer. I tried typing "Logon 'my
password' " where 'my password' is the password I established when I
installed XP and set myself as the Administrator. I tried typing just the
password and both times was returned to the C:\WINDOWS prompt. What am I
missing?

By the way, I did a complete hard drive check and no problems were found.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

James

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q307545
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

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"semajbar" <semajbar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:88D18769-AE9D-4CE9-9E38-F1EAC60A676E@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Recently I started XP and got an error message saying that the file
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM was missing or corrupt and suggested I use
> the Repair console to recover or repair this file. I rebooted to the XP
> installation CD and chose "r" for repair. XP listed 1:\Windows and said to
> select the installation to logon to. I pressed "1" and got a C:\WINDOWS
> prompt.
>
> Now what?? :(
>
> I am the only person that uses this computer. I tried typing "Logon 'my
> password' " where 'my password' is the password I established when I
> installed XP and set myself as the Administrator. I tried typing just the
> password and both times was returned to the C:\WINDOWS prompt. What am I
> missing?
>
> By the way, I did a complete hard drive check and no problems were found.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> James
>
>


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