I followed microsoft help and support article:307545 which guides the user through the recovery process. In part one, this involves creating a temp folder, backing up the exisiting registry files to a new location, deleting the registry files at their present location, and then copying the files from the repair folder to a system32/config folder (all completed in DOS)
So far so good..........Part 2 involved copying the registry files from their backup location by using system restore. This involved making the system volume information (SVI) folder visible in safe mode, and copying the snapshot folder files from SVI to a tmp folder. This is where I made a mistake because in part 3 where I had to delete the exisiting registry files, and then copy the system restore registry files to the C:\windows\system32\config folder, DOS notified me that this was not possible. However, by then I had deleted the system32/config files. THus..................
When I went back to rectify my mistake regarding transfering the SVI files, DOS notified me that the windows\system32\config files could not be found! Thus, I cannot now repair the corrupted files through the recovery console!
Sorry for this being long winded but in brief I have deleted system32 files through DOS that I need to complete a system recovery / repair. Any ideas anybody????????