Corrupt or Missing System File in XP

  Newuser1542 21:37 30 Jul 2003

I cannot get into Windows after the Bios has run.
I created a boot disc on the A drive and got the following message

Missing or corrupt
Windows\System\Configuration\ System
Attempt to repair by starting Windows Set up using the original Set up CDrom
Select "r" at the first screen to start repair

Will this loose me data/
My disc is a Product Recovery CD Rom

  LastChip 21:40 30 Jul 2003

Not if you use the repair option.

  PSF 21:44 30 Jul 2003

As LastChip says you will not loose data and all your programs will still be there.

You will have to install the XP service pack again and all the updates. You may have to activate Windows again, I did when I did a system repair.

  Newuser1542 20:08 31 Jul 2003

Unable to repair missing or corrupted file.
Dont know why setup which started to run, failed to open while scanning hard ware left with black screen

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