System registry is missing



ssor
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
I am trying to recover the corrupted registry of my winxp PC by using
microsoft KB Q30745. It says from the Recovery Console you need to copy
c:\windows\repair\system to c:\windows\system32\config\system. The problem is
there is no file called "system" in c:\windows\repair\system and as a result
I cannot copy and when I restart, it keeps rebooting itself in a loop. Could
someone please help?

Thanks
SSOR

Will Denny
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
Hi

You'll have to try a 'Repair' install of XP. The following article by
Michael Stevens will show you how:

"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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"ssor" <ssor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AAE96D38-77FA-403A-98F9-1D75928365D6@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to recover the corrupted registry of my winxp PC by using
> microsoft KB Q30745. It says from the Recovery Console you need to copy
> c:\windows\repair\system to c:\windows\system32\config\system. The problem
> is
> there is no file called "system" in c:\windows\repair\system and as a
> result
> I cannot copy and when I restart, it keeps rebooting itself in a loop.
> Could
> someone please help?
>
> Thanks
> SSOR

Nog
07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
"ssor" <ssor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AAE96D38-77FA-403A-98F9-1D75928365D6@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to recover the corrupted registry of my winxp PC by using
> microsoft KB Q30745. It says from the Recovery Console you need to copy
> c:\windows\repair\system to c:\windows\system32\config\system. The problem
> is
> there is no file called "system" in c:\windows\repair\system and as a
> result
> I cannot copy and when I restart, it keeps rebooting itself in a loop.
> Could
> someone please help?
>
> Thanks
> SSOR

There is no single file for the registry in XP. Parts of it are all over the
place, some in each users directory . You can export to a single file with
regedit but when your import it, it is split and sent to all the appropriate
places.


System registry is missing