pc wont start

  filthyphil 21:13 19 Sep 2005

please help, when i start my pc (Medion 2600) it starts the first two info pages then stops and gives a screen saying that a file has been corrupted or missing \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. how do i get it to work or is there a way of operating in safe mode so i can retrieve files before system restore??? some one please help...

  stalion 21:16 19 Sep 2005

if xp boot in safe mode and try last known good configueration

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:19 19 Sep 2005

Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:

md tmp

copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system

Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Note This procedure assumes that Windows XP is installed to the C:\Windows folder

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:20 19 Sep 2005

This corrupt file also stops booting to safe mode.

  stalion 21:21 19 Sep 2005

ok cheers

  filthyphil 21:23 19 Sep 2005

do you know how to get safe mode on ??? i have a microstar medion 2600.
and when i put in win XP disk it just spins but does not give option to play with disk??? still in the dark here??

  stalion 21:24 19 Sep 2005

keep tapping f8 on boot up

  filthyphil 21:25 19 Sep 2005

just getting into safe mode cheers i will let you know how it goes thanks

  woodchip 21:28 19 Sep 2005

Look hear under B click here

  filthyphil 21:33 19 Sep 2005

ok tried that but getting

now i am really stuck

  stalion 21:36 19 Sep 2005

have you tried putting the windows cd in and following Fruit Bat /\0/\ instructions in safe mode?

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