Windows is damaged

  Thomo1 00:05 30 Apr 2005

Friends computer will not boot up because 1 of its files is damaged.

the system32/config files it says is damaged or missing and windows cannot boot up.

Tried tapping f8 and choosing last good config but that resulted in the blue screen of death.

Can i install windows over windows and not lose anything saved already on that partition.

If so could some kind sole give me a quick explanation how.

Muchos grathias.

  beeuuem 00:19 30 Apr 2005

click here

C:\windows\system32\config\system File is Missing or Corrupt


When you try to start Microsoft Windows XP, you may receive the following error message:

Windows could not start because the C:\windows\system32\config\system file is missing or corrupt.

Additionally, Windows may not start.


To resolve this behavior, start the Windows XP Recovery Console, and then restore the C:\Windows\System32\Config\System file from the C:\Windows\Repair\System file. To do this, follow these steps:

1/ Use the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD to restart
your computer.

2/ When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.

3/ Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.

4/ Type the administrator password when you are prompted to do so, and then press ENTER.

Note If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.
5/ At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command):

CD C:\Windows\System32\Config

REN system system.oldCOPY


6/ Remove the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD.

7/ To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit, and then press ENTER.

During startup, Windows detects your computer hardware and then starts.
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Last Reviewed: 11/12/2003 (1.0)
Keywords: kbprb KB823614 kbAudEndUser

  Thomo1 00:21 30 Apr 2005

thankyou v.much.

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