"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-Rom.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."
I know this has been asked before, however, when I tried to fix it with a previous method it didn't work. I'm not that tech savvy and I need detailed help.
I don't have my recovery CD anymore and I tried what this other forum said to do:
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.
From this forum: http://www.geekstogo...pt-t242795.html
Then it went into a whole bunch of steps that I began to follow, however, when it came up with this blue screen:
I pressed 'r' then it said:
"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3."
I then press F3 and it takes me through the whole failed process again.
Maybe I didn't burn the CD the right way, but how else would I have gotten to this screen unless I did right?
Please, in a detailed way help me recover my computer, or if it is not possible help me get all my files off my desktop and documents, I have family photos and school work that I cannot lose. Thank you whoever helps me. I really need help.