- 1st screen shows the DELL logo with options for Setup (F2) and Boot Menu (F12).
- Next I see a DOS screen (white letters on black screen) stating that "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows\system32\config\SYSTEM." The message tells me to start up with my "Setup CD-ROM." and select 'r' at the 1st screen to start repair.
Windows was preinstalled on this DELL Inspiron 6000 when I received it (company laptop). Won't know if I have a CD until I return to work next week. Is there anything I can do to resolve this problem in the meantime without the CD (assuming DELL sent me one)?
I have run G2G recommended software on numerous occasions over the last few years. This is the 1st time I have had an issue and I will assume that RegCleaner is the problem since I have not run it before.
BTW.... I have completed the same steps above with the DELL tower computer I am typing this message on EXCEPT RegCleaner. Have not and will not run RegCleaner on this computer.
Any help will be sincerely appreciated