windows could not start because the following file

  [DELETED] 22:49 24 Dec 2003

windows xp could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system is the error message i'm getting on my new evesham pc for the second time in 2 weeks. Any thoughts on how this is caused as I don't fancy installing everything fresh every fortnight.

  powerless 22:55 24 Dec 2003

click here;en-us;307545

  powerless 22:55 24 Dec 2003

  powerless 22:57 24 Dec 2003
  [DELETED] 22:57 24 Dec 2003

click here is easier!

  powerless 22:58 24 Dec 2003

I have this article on me other comp as a fav...had to improvise!

  [DELETED] 23:05 24 Dec 2003

Even better click here

  powerless 23:07 24 Dec 2003

ooo thats a good link

  [DELETED] 16:02 26 Dec 2003

thanks guys, but I'm struggling with the dos commands from VoG's last link, I don't know how to put them in. I am trying but the way I put them in is "not a recognized command" Where do the "enter" commands come? Sorry to be incredibly dense but this is a blonde OD'ed on liquor choccys here.

  Big Elf 16:24 26 Dec 2003

I'm no DOS expert and it is MS but shouldn't there be a space between config and REN so you'd type in:

cd C:\Windows\System32\Config and then enter followed by

REN system system.oldCOPY etc.


  Big Elf 16:25 26 Dec 2003

Sorry didn't clarify, enter is just press the 'enter' key.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15in review

Illustrator Amy Grimes on how setting up her own eco-brand led to success with clients too

MacBook Pro keyboard issues and other problems

Test : l’enceinte connectée HomePod d’Apple