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El-diabl0

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Hello

Alright i dunno wat happened
i hav WIN XP home
and i jus restarted my Comp and it says
Windows could not start because of the following file is missing or corrupt:
\Windows\System32\Config\System

you Can attemp to repair this file by starting Windows Setup usin the orignal setup CD-ROM
Select "r" at the first screen to start repair


i have alredy tried these methods and dont work

Method 1
Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file: 1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed:
Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
[Type Y in response to this message.]

Enter Load Identifier:
[This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]

Enter OS Load options:
[Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER].
After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.

After Windows XP has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry.
For additional information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Method 2 (this one it says there is no Cd in drive while there is and if i try and edject it cd rom doesnt respond)
1. Start the computer by using your Windows XP CD-ROM. Press any key to boot from the CD.
2. After the setup files are finished loading press R to repair using Recovery Console.
3. When you are in the recovery console, select the installation to log on to (usually number 1), and then press ENTER.
4. Login to the Administrator account by typing the password for this account, and then press ENTER.
5. At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

For Uni-Processor systems:
expand cd-rom:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ drive:\Windows\system32
For Multi-Processor systems:
expand cd-rom:\i386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ drive:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Cd-rom is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and drive is the drive letter of the hard disk on which windows is installed.
6. If you receive a prompt to overwrite the file, press Y.
7. Type exit, and press ENTER at the command prompt.



Method 3
Start the computer by using the Recovery Console, and then run theCHKDSK /rcommand.

Note You do not have to include the /p switch in the Chkdsk command-line because the /r switch causes the Chkdsk utility to locate bad sectors and recover readable information. This command implies the /p switch..
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Try with this

http://support.micro...kb/307545/en-us
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Woot man Thx
its working :)
again million thx :tazz:
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Thank you for letting me know
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o and also do i loose all the settings from before
E.G my previous accounts and the stuff on there?
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What have you got now, account and file wise
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i dont have any of my accs and when i start i have 3 options to pick from

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

and ya none os my old settings are there any more
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From post 1, you must have installed it twice more, which is the working one
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all 3 work =]
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Which is the best one
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well the third one is workin fine for me
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But without the settings and files?
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yess all three have none of my previous settings
so u know how i can i remov ths fist two options?
and for some reason the Stand by option is Gone

Edited by El-diabl0, 06 March 2006 - 04:08 PM.

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Rick-click my computer
Properties
Advanced Tab
Click Settings button under Startup and Recovery
Click Edit under System Startup

which will open BOOT.INI for you

you just need to delete the line you don't want shown
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Sorry for the delay, the notifier took 2 hours to arrive

Check with Microsoft Update

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us
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