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Windows could not start because the following file is missing


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camelgrass

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My computer had been running fine. I left it on overnight; in the morning I noticed it had tried to reboot overnight and there was this message displayed:

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"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
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I have tried to enter Recovery Console by booting from the Windows CD but I get this message when trying to boot from CD:

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File \i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded.
The error code is 7
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I also cannot boot into Safe Mode.

My system setup is dual-booting Windows XP Pro and Windows Vista. Each OS is intalled on a separate hard disk. I cannot boot into either OS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Marty

Edited by camelgrass, 11 February 2007 - 01:38 AM.

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All I can find on your first problem (\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM missing or corrupt) requires that you use the Recovery Console which you correctly tried only to get another error.

This second error "File \i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded.
The error code is 7" is dealt with here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318729
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