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akin123

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I've had so many problems with my computer the past day or so, I'm tempted to just scrap the whole thing and do a clean install of windows XP home edition. After messing around with my computer a bit i now get the error "missing or corrupt \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM". I' ve looked around on the internet and tried "md tmp copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak", after entering this first line i get another error basically saying the command is not recognized. Is doing a clean install the only solution.
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jettybest

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md tmp copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak

Above is two commond

"md tmp" is one command, means make directory
Copy XXX yyy is another command.

Please type seperately.

More easy way, just derectly copy file from CD to target place will save you lot of time.......
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if you get this message when booting your machine, it is likely that one or more windows systems files have become corrupted.

insert your windows xp cd and boot the machine. when it gets to the point of asking to install or use the repair console, choose the repair console.

when it finishes loading, run CHKDSK on your boot drive (C:) to fix the corrupted files.

this should let you boot normal to windows. once there i would suggest start/run sfc /scannow to scan all system files and repair. leave the xp install cd in the drive (may not be necessary, but sometimes the scan will ask for it).

if this works it's a lot easier than a drive reformat and OS install!
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