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Windows XP Home errors when booting


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Gyorys

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Recently my PC shut down unexpectedly. When I reboot I saw the Windows XP start up screen briefly then the screen went black with the following error message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\windows\system\config\system

Tou can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD_ROM.

Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair

I tried the fix from Microsoft but could not find the SYSTEM file. There was a system.bak file which I copied to the config directory. After I robooted again I received the following error message:

LSASS.EXE When trying to update a password the return status returned current password not correct.

It is a Dell 8200. I think I received this error because it is an OEM installation of XP.

PLEASE HELP

Thanks!!!!
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do you have your recovery disks or an actual xp home disk? the microsoft steps sometimes won't work with a recovery disk...
do you have access to an actual XP home disk?
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Yes I do have the XP home disks that were sent with the system from Dell.
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You might want to look at Fred Langs's article on how to fix such errors. If you have a floppy drive you will need the XP Setup disks to use the Recovery Console if your Dell disk doesn't allow you to access RC.
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This is a complicated repair procedure. You need professional knowledge to do this. I suggest find some professional people give you a hand.......
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