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XP Missing/Corrupt System File-Help w/ Q307545


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CrzyMikeB

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I cancelled a Virus Scan before it was finished. Now I can't boot, winnt/system32/config/systme is missing or corrupt. I am trying to follow some info I found on the web, Q307545 for example. Everytime I type something in the recovery console I get an "access denied error". I am running XP home with no passwords. Any and all info will be appreciated.

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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Try this Repair XP Tutorial

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Hi Murray,
Thanks for your help! I heard about this site from a friend. You guys seem to be really on top of things. When I try following the tutorial I get different results. I get an "unrecognizable operating system message". When I try things at the recovery console I get the "no access denied". I am beginning to think that my hard drive is corrupt. Can you suggest a way to retrieve the data?

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Well, if you have another system kicking around, you could try slaving your hdd to that one..

Both systems would need to be running XP and the "new" system may have to take ownership of your files before they could be transferred..

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