I did some extensive research about my recent OS booting Error:
WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT = windows\system32\config\system. You can solve this problem by trying to repair windows.
Solution: Insert Setup CD-ROM to repair the current problem. ---Do i have to boot to recovery console and make backup files of:
c:\windows\system32\config\system (to c:\windows\tmp\system.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\software (to c:\windows\tmp\software.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\sam (to c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\security (to c:\windows\tmp\security.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\default (to c:\windows\tmp\default.bak) ?
- it is mentioned in your sticky that the setup cd repair option will automatically do Just a repair and not delete any personal files. It Also mentions not to choose the "recovery console" option. I wanna be 100% sure. thanks.
Problem: I don't have the original CD's for my DELL MEDIA CENTER edition and i cannot find anyone who does.
Question: Does it matter if i use a regular WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION Setup cd-rom to repair this issue or will it further damage my PC??
Question #2: Is the registery key located on the original CD's you get when you make your purchase? Cause if so i do not have that either. I will need to use the keyfinder you have stickied right?
Help appreciated, Thanks
Edited by phisicx, 19 March 2009 - 06:20 PM.