Hi my nephew has a new PC after starting it up message says that the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\SYSTEM you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows set up CD ROM select r at the first screen to start repair. Only problem is it is pre installed and he does not have backup disk. Any help apreciated.
There is a way from recovering from this problem by going into recovery console and replacing the corrupt system 32 files (Let me know if you want it and I'll have a look for it later but it doesn't always work believe me) My advice would be take it back or you may be cursed like I was. Numerous occasions like yours which also resulted in loads of reformats and endless hours of setting up and reinstalling and personalising programmes. After 2 years of hassle and expense buying an external hd and Norton Ghost to help recover, I did resolve it almost by accident with a bios update. (more by luck than judgement)I wouldn't advocate doing that on a brand new machine though.