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Cannot boot windows xp


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azmully

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When starting up my computer, I get a black screen that says "Windows cound not start because the following file is missing of corrupt:
\windows/system32\config\system

It says to attempt to repair the file select R using the Setup CD-ROM.

When I boot using the CD and hit R I don't know what to do from there. Please help.

I do not have a recovery cd/disk.
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wannabe1

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Hi azmully...

Rather than using the Recovery Console (which can be confusing if you haven't used it before), try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can.

Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.

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