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Error message WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM on Windows startup

By OedipusRex
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. I think I could repair this if I had the XP setup disk, but I don't. is there any way I could replace/repair this file without it, or am I going to have to buy a new disk?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    yes ... let me find the link ....
     
  3. OedipusRex

    OedipusRex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah, thank you so much!
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

  5. OedipusRex

    OedipusRex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Apologies for my ineptitude, but I can't make head or tail of that. Ugh.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    First task is to get a CD that can boot - - even a Linux CD like Knoppix.

    Once the CD boots, you can access the existing HDD

    and from there, copy the files as directed in the link shown which will allow the system
    to boot windows

    but then you need to get the correct registry files restored from a System Restore Point
    to complete the task.
     

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