Problem With Windows system32 config system (cant find setup CD)

By XxXStrife
Jul 10, 2009
  1. basically i start up my computer - and it loads up to the safe mode, safe mode with networking etc, and then i selected start windows normally but it says that i have an error

    ~ \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM ~ is missing or corrupted,

    i've looked about for the disc for the window setyp CD-ROM but, i believe i've lost
    (which i can tell isnt any help at all)

    but is there anything else i can do to fix my computer??

    i've looked on this sight and seen that this problem has occured before but he or she had the system CD, whereas i dont, please help

    thanks for any help available.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,318   +618

    First; the system still has all your files intact, so don't get anxious to reformat.

    Everything in \windows\system32\config\* is the REGISTRY and there are FIVE files
    to be recovered, not just the one.

    You need a bootable CD; Once booted from it you can copy
    \windows\repair\*.* to \windows\system32\config\
    and it will then be bootable --

    BUT Immediately Boot into Safe Mode and run a System Restore to
    get the full recovery of your latest registry.

  3. XxXStrife

    XxXStrife TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks alot ^^^ , have the problem fixed and its running
    ty ^^^
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,318   +618

    SUPER! well done :)
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