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Windows 2000 Wont Start


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doire

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Hello,

I get the following when booting up a Win 2000 computer

Windows could not start because \Winnt\System32\Config\System.ced is missing or corrupt


I have tired the MS KB article which tells me to do the following.

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each command:
cd system32\config
ren system system.old
ren system.alt systemalt.old


To copy the default System hive, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
copy c:\winnt\repair\system c:\winnt\system32\config



However when i get to "ren system system.old" it tells me the system cannot find the file or directory

Has anyone got a fix?

Thanks
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happyrock

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try just copying the files if it can't find the old versions...
copy c:\winnt\repair\system c:\winnt\system32\config
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