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Boot problem after adding second hard drive


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Zanki

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Running Windows XP Home Edition OEM Software.

Ok, so I messed something up. My old PC died and I need to get the files off the old hard drive so I put it in my new PC. It booted up once fine, but I had to do a hard restart because I stupidly left a wire near the CPU fan and it got caught. Everything is fine but I now can't boot up. It wants me to do a system repair;

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 origional setup CD-Rom.
Select 'r' at the first screen to star repair.


I have tried to do a windows repair using my windows CD. When it asks me;

"1: c:windows
Which Windows installation would you like to log onto"

I type "1" press enter and a blue screen of death happens.

"Registry_error
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000051 (0x00000003, 0x0000001, 0x00004000, 0xE1244040)

I keep getting the same message. I have taken out the old hard drive and just left in the working one but still no luck. I don't want to lose the data I have saved on either drive if possible but I'm not too hopeful at getting it working again.

I did a quick search to find out if I could fix the registry, but it says it can't be used with OEM software so I'm at a loss of what to do now.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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