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Randomly appearing: missing or corrupted "windows/system32/config/system"

By thatonedude21
Oct 11, 2009
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  1. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    The subdir does not exist then is gone. Now open regedit and search for windows\system32\config\system Uncheck Keys and Values. Delete all ocurrences if any. Use CCleaner and scan for issues.

    Do you have an autorun.inf file if then is post its content.

    [add'l]

    Explore Documents and Settings\Administrator, All Users, other user names (depends on your pc) if it contains any .exe with a gibberish name move it to a zip file as backup. For example if it contains something like 868378080.exe search your PC for that file and delete it. Otherwise I guess your PC is clean.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I read the thread and I cannot see anywhere that the OP has stated that he has a "System" only folder, in c:\windows/system32/config
    If you were talking about c:\windows/system32/config/system. That is a System file that does not have an extension (so it may look like a folder, which it isn't)

    Here is a guide that can help recover missing or corrupted "System" file issues: (missing or corrupt) http://www.aade.com/XPhint/XPrecovery.htm

    Note: I only post to this Topic, because it was linked to recently from here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53755-3.html#post814082
  3. thatonedude21

    thatonedude21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I never had a folder issue to begin with, it was a file I was talking about.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes I know :rolleyes:
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