XP Profile Problem



eh105jb@mx1.pair.com
07-10-2005, 02:22 AM
Yesterday my Toshiba laptop would not start Windows XP:
windows\system32\config\system is "missing or corrupt"

It suggests I use a Windows disk to "repair" the install. I tried this,
but all I get is a bunch of unhelpful(?) DOS type tools.

I then thought I'd try to recover my files then wipe the disk and start
again. To get at my files, I installed a second Win-XP OS. This let me
see the "Documents and Settings" folder, but when I click on my profile
inside it I get "access denied". I can view my wife's files (all 3 of
'em!)... but not my own. Is there anyway to fix this mess?

Please reply online as this e-mail account is full of spam.

Scott A

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:22 AM
Hi Scott,

It's a permissions issue. Please see this link on "taking ownership" of a
folder:
http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Taking_ownership

As to your original problem, these are the steps that you need to take when
that happens:

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

<eh105jb@mx1.pair.com> wrote in message
news:1118305198.123412.13400@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Yesterday my Toshiba laptop would not start Windows XP:
> windows\system32\config\system is "missing or corrupt"
>
> It suggests I use a Windows disk to "repair" the install. I tried this,
> but all I get is a bunch of unhelpful(?) DOS type tools.
>
> I then thought I'd try to recover my files then wipe the disk and start
> again. To get at my files, I installed a second Win-XP OS. This let me
> see the "Documents and Settings" folder, but when I click on my profile
> inside it I get "access denied". I can view my wife's files (all 3 of
> 'em!)... but not my own. Is there anyway to fix this mess?
>
> Please reply online as this e-mail account is full of spam.
>
> Scott A
>


XP Profile Problem