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I turned on my computer and message came up could not start, file is missing or corrupt Windows/system32/config/system
I tried to start in safe mode, would not work, won't do anything.
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Howdy:

Got your XP cd handy as you are going to need it.

Just boot your system using the XP cd. Once started, go to the Recovery Console and type in chkdsk /r and press enter

Once checkdisk has finished, remove the cd and reboot normally.

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Murray I rebotted with CD I tried to type chkdsk/r and it said invalid command
I typed chkdsk and it said volume ok
I tried to type /r and it said invalid command
there is a c:/windows prompt

Please help, thanks
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Specifically chkdsk /r with the space
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Keith or Murray: I am a tax preparer and had to resort to doing a 'slave drive' to get up and running to finish taxes. So I am just getting back to trying to fix my own computer.

Will this method make me loose all MS word documents and/or e-mail history?

I started it the other night but it was just taking so long 2+ hours so I aborted and am trying it again today.

Thanks for everything.
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Running chkdsk /f will not cause you to lose word documents or e-mail history.
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ZBD They told me to do /R you typed /F which one is it.

Thanks
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which is it /r or /f
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chkdsk /r
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http://www.deltatran....com/chkdsk.htm
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As wannabe1, Keith and I stated previously, the command is chkdsk /r.

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To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.

http://support.micro...kb/315265/en-us

There is chkdsk /f /r but chkdsk /r implies f
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did the /r and it rebooted and still have same error

any other suggestions
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Two options:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

This is probably as quick

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the power button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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