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Cant Start Windows: System files corrupted

By elbib00
Nov 30, 2004
  1. Need urgent help here.
    My pc last nite hang on me out of the blue n cant be restarted.
    after the starting windows screen(black screen with the white bars loading), i will get the following message:
    "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
    \windows\system32\config\system"
    the system prompt me to insert the win xp cd to go to repair console, which i did but i do not know how to use it. the recovery mode is in dos mode with a limited set of functions which i cant find any of them useful to my cause.
    i m using win xp sp2 on a P3 733mhz comp.
    PLS HELP!!!!!!!!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

  3. elbib00

    elbib00 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx alot!! will follow the instructions when home!
     
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