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Two errors: corrupt file and 0xC2


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When I boot my computer up I get the following message

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WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT:

WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

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I tried to fix it using the recovery console, but...

When I try to run the recovery console (through the installation disk), I get the blue screen (which I thought had been retired) and error 0xC2 or BAD_POOL_CALLER with parameters 0x00000043, 0xC1F35000, 0, and 0

I see no way out :tazz:
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Welcome to Geeks To Go! :tazz:
Read this for the STOP error message description.
No, STOP errors weren't retired, they are just not used by default. XP restarts when it encounters a system error now, but that option can (and should IMO) be turned off.

Can you do a Repair install. See the link in my signature for instructions.

Edited by Pi rules, 05 October 2005 - 06:17 PM.

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I already read the STOP description, and none of them apply to me...

When I press ENTER to go to "Setup Windows" it gives me the same 0xC2 error...
I can't do anything with the CD...do you think it's scratched?

So, no i cannot do a repair install...

Oh, I just remembered, when the installation disk was laoding, it gave me a small error, I'll post it in Friday, unless I manage to get on today...
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Try the memory test in my signature to rule out your memory.
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Umm....I <I>might</I> be able to do the mem. test Wednesday, I finally found a floppy! ...yeah...
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Please post back when you can. If the memory isn't the cause, try removing some unecessary hardware. Did you recently install any new hardware or software?
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Lucky me, I can do the mem. test NOW!
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OK. When do you get the BSOD while trying the recovery console?

Try removing some unnecessary hardware.
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I get it after I input the installation i want to fix


Hardware:

mouse
keyboard
speakers

or do you mean internal, in that case I havent changed anything for a year or two
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Is that a repair then? I thought you said it was after the Recovery Console? Or, is it after both of them? I meant internal hardware. If you didn't change any, it is unlikely that it is causing this (although it is slightly possible).
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recovery console & Windows configure (I might be thinking of repair, though)
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You might want to try it. I'm afraid that a repair may render your computer unbootable. It depends on what is causing the BSOD. Do you have an extra hard drive you could use to backup your important files?
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Is there any way to fix the corrupt file without the Win. Install CD?

The BSOD only happens when I try and use the CD...could it be scratched?

EDIT: I have Windows Professional, if that helps.

Edited by gumby701, 13 October 2005 - 10:09 AM.

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Possibly...I'm not sure how to do it otherwise, maybe someone else knows.

Try a different CD drive if you have one. You may just want to try the repair. Do you have another hard drive to copy your files to?
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