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I was previously able to start up in safe mode but now I get a file missing error.
the following file is missing \winnt\system32\config\system. When trying to do a repair with windows 2000 disk it says it can't locate windows 2000 and I don't have an emergency repair disk. What now? :tazz:
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This can be fixed but first can you wait till you log in the malware forum is clean :tazz: might be related.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 07 October 2005 - 12:40 AM.

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:tazz: my original post:
Posted Yesterday, 10:41 PM
I was previously able to start up in safe mode but now I get a file missing error.
the following file is missing \winnt\system32\config\system. When trying to do a repair with windows 2000 disk it says it can't locate windows 2000 and I don't have an emergency repair disk. What now?
one answer i received:

Michael Buckley Posted Yesterday, 11:39 PM
This can be fixed but first can you wait till you log in the malware forum is clean might be related.

My new problem is I can't get by the black screen with the white bar loading windows. Without being able to boot at all how do I proceed? Sorry I'm desperate now.

Michael

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When you say you cannot get into safemode, or use repair function, can you use the recovery console?
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by using the windows 2000 cd
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I am able to get to the recovery console, it comes up with C:\winnt>

can someone help me from here?

Michael :tazz:
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If you can get into recovery console, type

chkdsk /r and allow it to run...it could take a looong time (couple hours). This may restore you to functionality depending on what is damaged and how damaged you are.

You also may--MAY--be able to get up and running by following the registry corruption procedure here:

http://support.micro...om/?kbid=307545

You will not be able to do part 2 of that process on a win 2000 pc, as there are no system restore points in win2k. You might be able to get up and running though.
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Up and running thanks to Gerryf. All of you people are doing a great job here.
YOU ROCK! :tazz:
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