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Need help re: unusual \windows\system32\config\system error

By pbpup
Nov 20, 2008
  1. I have a Toshiba Satellite pro e200 and am getting a, \windows\system32\config\system error message when I turn the computer on.

    - Have tried all the safe modes on the f8 menu but none of them work.
    - When I try to repair or install xp with an original installer disk (Xp was the existing OS) it tells me it cant sense a HDD. So it exits the repair or OS installation protocol.
    - On the F3 menu it can see and identify the HDD.
    - Drive is 160 gb
    - The HDD has a proprietory Toshiba port so I cannot plug it to an external USB drive to salvage it on a different computer.

    I really want to try and salvage the information on the drive by hopefully repairing the OS so reformatting it is my last resort.

    Any suggestions are most welcome..
     
  2. rascard2007

    rascard2007 TS Rookie

    Try a new RAM stick. Failing RAM causes a lot of errors when charging the OS even those telling that certain files don´t exist
     
  3. pbpup

    pbpup TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Makes sense. Will try that one..

    Gracias =]
     
  4. pbpup

    pbpup TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Does anbody have ideas on how to recover the HDD?
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    see http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53755.html#9

    I fought hard and long to get access to accounting and picture files on my
    laptop. The above has links and more links to possible solutions.

    Mine was to use a bootable CD to access the internal HD and perform the
    manual copy of the affected files ....
     
  6. rascard2007

    rascard2007 TS Rookie

    Booting from a tool CD like the Hiren´s Boot CD will allow U to access the HDD (even in NTFS) and transfer the information to an USB device (monting the USB universal driver included in the CD)
     
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