Missing or Corrupt file



Jim
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
I can not start windows. It says:
winxp/system32/config/system

a file is missing or corrupt.

how can I fix this?

Tom Porterfield
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
On Fri, 27 May 2005 17:09:01 -0700, Jim wrote:

> I can not start windows. It says:
> winxp/system32/config/system
>
> a file is missing or corrupt.
>
> how can I fix this?

Here are some articles that might help:

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545

How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
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Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Jim wrote:

> I can not start windows. It says:
> winxp/system32/config/system
>
> a file is missing or corrupt.
>
> how can I fix this?

This indicates a problem with the registry. See these links:

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from
Starting:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=307545

How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=822705

After you get things sorted out consider doing a regular backup of the
registry using ERUNT. Read the info files with it for how to set it up
to recover if this happens again.

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Missing or Corrupt file