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nilo

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I get the message that Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

I downloaded the rc.iso and burned the image into a disk and booted the computer from it, but it hangs when setup is loading the files (LSI Logic C8xx PCI Host Adapter)


What should I do next?


Thanks in advance for the response.
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Update:

Tried running the boot Cd again and it hangs up while loading other files- is not specific to what type of file is loading.


I also used the Windows XP Pro disk and I get the same results.
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Sounds like a possible failing optical drive.
Where did the install files\cd's come from?
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Tried another drive and all of the setup files get loaded, but when it tries to start Windows, it just does a computer reboot.
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The problem was with one of the memory sticks. Tried running a live linux disk and had problems, so I decided to take one of the memory sticks. Solved the problem and ran Repair from the Setup disk.
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WOW great job figuring that out. So now is everything back up and running correctly?
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Yes. Even the ATI AIW video card that I thought was bad is running great. Just like that old commercial "You need memory, my friend."

This forum is great. When I had other malware problems you guys helped me to restore the computer, and clean it up.

Thanks for everything.
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I am so glad we could help if nothing more to accidentally point you in a direction. With that being said I am honored to say Congratulations nilo. :rockon: for a successful resolution for your issue.

I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed us to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :thumbsup: :ph34r:
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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