System Config

  User-361D919A-9369-49DD-BB21C57F113ABA43 17:11 22 Dec 2010

Hi, one of my Family phoned me about 5 minutes ago. The said that when the PC starts it displays the following error message;

'Windows/System32/Config File is missing'

He does not have a Windows XP Disc as it was bought of eBay, and there is no Recovery Partion. Does anybody have any help.

Would my Repair disc Work on his Dell Desktop?

Thanks in Advance

  VoG II 17:15 22 Dec 2010

You'll need to borrow a Windows disk click here

I am checking out your link Now

Sorry Borrowing a windows XP Disc is out of the Question, as he needs it up and running before the end of the night. Would the PCA Repair Kit 2009 fix this Problem?

  rawprawn 17:21 22 Dec 2010

Can you borrow an original XP disk? that would be the best option.
I don't think your repair disk would do the job, as it is meant only for your computer

  northumbria61 17:23 22 Dec 2010

See here click here

It was the same link as VoG posted. I tried to copy my Config file from my other XP PC but I can't as the file is in use. Is there a way to bypass it.

It needs to be running for tonight!!

  GaT7 18:00 22 Dec 2010

'It needs to be running for tonight'

Or, what happens? Whereabouts do you live btw? G

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:03 22 Dec 2010

XP boot disks click here yu can use these to get to recovery console then.

Restore XP

Boot to the command prompt and type:


Press Enter and follow the on-screen prompts to restore to an earlier date/time

if will not boot to command prompt then:

Restore from recovery console

boot from the XP CD. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one.
Now enter the following commands:

CD C:\
CD "system volume information\_resto~1"

You'll see a list of restore point folders with names such as RP1, RP2 and so on. Pick the restore point you wish to use, using the folder date stamps to guide you. Enter the commands:

CD RPx (the restore point you chose)

This takes you into the folder containing the restore point snapshot files. Copy the Registry backups so that they overwrite the existing Registry files.

COPY _Registry_machine_system C:\Windows\System32\Config\System
COPY _Registry_machine_software C:\Windows\System32\Config\Software
COPY _Registry_machine_sam C:\Windows\System32\Config\Sam
COPY _Registry_machine_security C:\Windows\System32\Config\Security
COPY _Registry_user_.default C:\Windows\System32\Config\Default

Type the command exit to close the Recovery Console and restart the PC.

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