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HELP!!! corrupt registry.

By satty bains
Jan 16, 2007
  1. Hi

    I have tried everything please help!

    I have a corrupt registry with this error.

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing
    or corrupt:
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

    you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup
    Select ’r’ at the first screen to start repair.

    I have used the Xp cd to start and boot from to start the recovery console and I get the following message.

    windows setup

    to set up windows now press enter

    to repair a windows XP installation using recovery console press r

    to quit setup without installing windows press f3.

    Microsoft windows xp recovery console


    Then Black screen

    The recovery console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
    Type exit to quit the recovery console and restart the computer.
    1: C:\WINDOWS
    which windows installation would you like to log onto
    (to cancel, press enter)? 1
    C:\WINDOWS>

    when I press 1 nothing happens I have tried a few time and now i odnt know hwat to do????? i just want to save my photo's off my hard drive and get rid of the PC.

    What can I do
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Hi there satty bains and welcome to TechSpot!!

    This particular part of our forum is only for making introductions, you need to post your problem in the Windows OS forum in order for it to be dealt with.
     
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Welcome to TechSpot satty brains :)

    as rik stated, this subforum is for introductions only, perhaps a moderator will move it for you.

    but since you already asked... if you're looking to get rid of the PC and just want your files, then you can simply remove the hard drive and either install it into your new PC (as a secondary drive) or put it in an external enclosure and plug it into your new PC's USB port

    cheers :wave:
     
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