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Hi people, I really need some help with this... This morning I left my laptop on, when I returned home after school this afternoon It was off. I though maybe the AC Adapter disconnected or failed or something (cuz my AC cable tore off one day and i repaired it) I checked the AC and it was ok. Then I turned on my PC and everything was good, Windows entered normally as usual, I walked outside my room... after a minute I returned to my room and the laptop was turned off again.. I though "Stupid AC Adapter" Now I pressed the power button and waited to boot, but suddenly this message appeared... "windows/system32/config/system file is missing or corrupt. You can attempt to repair this file be starting windows setup using origional setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair." I was like ._______. What the...!? Searched on google for a solution and then I saw this....

If you have Windows CD...(if you don't have Windows CD, scroll down)

1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD.
2. Once you have booted from CD, do NOT select the option that states: Press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool.
You’re going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the “R” key to enter the recovery console:

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3. After you have selected the appropriate option from step two, you will be prompted to select a valid Windows installation (typically number “1″).
Select the installation number, and hit Enter.
If there is an administrator password for the administrator account, enter it and hit Enter (if asked for the password, and you don't know it, you're out of luck).
You will be greeted with this screen, which indicates a recovery console at the ready:

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4. There are eight commands you must enter in sequence to repair your problem..
I will introduce them here, and then show the results graphically in the next six steps.
NOTE. Make sure, you press Enter after each command. Make sure, all commands are exact, including "spaces".
These commands are as follows:

CD..
ATTRIB -H C:\\boot.ini
ATTRIB -S C:\\boot.ini
ATRIB -R C:\\boot.ini
del boot.ini
BOOTCFG /Rebuild


Note about the above command.
BOOTCFG /REBUILD command which searches for pre-existing installations of Windows XP and rebuilds sundry essential components of the Windows operating system, recompiles the BOOT.INI file and corrects a litany of common Windows errors.
It is very important that you do one or both of the following two things:
A.) Every Windows XP owner must use /FASTDETECT as OS Load Option when the rebuild process is finalizing.
B.) If you are the owner of a CPU featuring Intel’s XD or AMD’s NX buffer overflow protection, you must also use /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN as an OS Load Option.
For the Enter Load Identifier portion of this command, you should enter the name of the operating system you have installed.
If, for example, you are using Windows XP Home, you could type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for the identifier (it's not crucial, however what the name is, as long, as it's meaningful).
Here is your computer screen:

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5. Following command verifies the integrity of the hard drive containing the Windows XP installation. While this step is not an essential function in our process, it’s still good to be sure that the drive is physically capable of running windows, in that it contains no bad sectors or other corruptions that might be the culprit:

CHKDSK /R

6. This last command writes a new boot sector to the hard drive and cleans up all the loose ends we created by rebuilding the BOOT.INI file and the system files. When the Windows Recovery Console asks you if you are Sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition C: ? just hit “Y”, then Enter to confirm your decision:

FIXBOOT

7. It’s time to reboot your PC by typing
EXIT
and pressing Enter.

With any luck, your PC will boot successfully into Windows XP as if your various DLL, Hive, EXE and NTLDR errors never existed.



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 instructions from Step #3 above.


I was like YAY! I can get this to be repaired... but... the ISO didnt work for me!!! Every time it loads the CD a blue screen error appears ._. and the CD just doesnt work! says somethin about

Stop 0x00000007E
pci.sys

T___T plz im stressed and desperate! I cannot lose all my stuff! I have a lot of important programs, projects, Pictures >_<!! Help me ;__;

EDIT: my OS is windows xp home

Edited by CDZoro, 25 August 2009 - 03:55 PM.

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please help! im about to go insane...
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don't bump your thread... people that can help will not even look at your topic because they see several replies to it and think you are already getting helped ...
did you burn rc.iso as a image file...its different then just copying it to a cd...
lets try testing your ram...
get memtest 86here ...this will test your memory...let it run for at least 2 hours...if you get any errors then the ram is bad and will have to be replaced...no errors after 2 hours.......then its probably good and we can try other things..
it will run until you press the escape key
the how to is here..
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oh.. crap ._. i used my last 2 cds... burning the recovery... I though the first didnt burn correctly so i used the last one... well im gonna go and buy one.. i'll tell you later if my ram is good or not thanks!
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don't bump your thread... people that can help will not even look at your topic because they see several replies to it and think you are already getting helped ...
did you burn rc.iso as a image file...its different then just copying it to a cd...
lets try testing your ram...
get memtest 86here ...this will test your memory...let it run for at least 2 hours...if you get any errors then the ram is bad and will have to be replaced...no errors after 2 hours.......then its probably good and we can try other things..
it will run until you press the escape key
the how to is here..



ok.. the 2 hours have not passed but it says that There were no errors found... I leave it for 2 hours anyway?
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How many passes. If you have 5-6, you're OK.
However, if you have more than 1 RAM stick, you should try run the computer with 1 stick at a time. That's a real test.
By "run", I mean trying to run through a whole procedure from your post #1 with 1 stick of RAM.

If that doesn't work, I'd...

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
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Maybe this would be useful info for you..

Its an Acer Aspire 3690
512MB RAM (1 stick)

I've never had any kind of problem before with my lap, I have this laptop for almost 3 years and I always take care of it... I dont really know why this happened :S
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Well, if you have just 1 stick, memtest was your only option.
Run HD diagnostic. It must be something wrong somewhere...
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Well, if you have just 1 stick, memtest was your only option.
Run HD diagnostic. It must be something wrong somewhere...


which diagnostic tool should i download?
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It depends on your hard drive manufacturer. Open hard drive bay (1-2 screws), and take a look.
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ok Ram is good 6th pass no errors, my HDD is Hitachi.. I need to download the Drive Fitness test (CD Image)?
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That's it.
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ok i burned the CD but how do i use this tool D:? which options should i choose?
Im on a blue screen that says PC DOS
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Are you booting from that CD?
Manual: http://www.hitachigs...r_Guide_415.pdf
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Are you booting from that CD?
Manual: http://www.hitachigs...r_Guide_415.pdf
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