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I have Windows XP MCE [installed from the mfr.] it could not start because the
following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM error.

i can get to setup [bios etc.]; i cannot get to the f10-recovery; i cannot get to a command prompt. all i get is the error message. i used a knoppix disk to get into the machine...i poked around and could find my files yadda yadda yadda. i a noob so im really green with a linux distro. if that tells you anything!

also...i went to "eddie maintenance" http://www.eddiemain...lp.html#general and got their boot disk...it has some neat utilities to fix the prob. but alas; i dont know jack squat about it...this is the first time i messed with one since last nite.

Used my spare machine to find help and found http://support.micro....com/?id=307545 ...but it says that this cannot be done on an oem installation.

the equip is a hp m1080n Med.Ctr. XP MCE 2002 [prior to mce 2005] factory install.

i do not have a disk; so i can't use the "r" method.

what's a guy to do???

:) :) :) :killcomp:

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    Kraków my love :)

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1. If you have Windows CD, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp

2. If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp, starting below this picture on page 1:
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