Synopsis of Corrupt system32\config files

By jobeard
May 3, 2007
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  1. All of these are related.
    Primary root cause of the errors is the registry is corrupt which is located at
    \windows\system32\config​
    and the registry is in MULTIPLE files
    1. DEFAULT
    2. SAM
    3. SECURITY
    4. SOFTWARE
    5. SYSTEM


    The following topic are all related to registry errors:

    System32\config file corrupt
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic21417.html

    System32\config\System File corrupt
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59287.html
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53755.html

    missing file windows\system32\config\system
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic74906.html

    oops; xp fails to boot
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic74708.html
    my fix to avoid reformatting http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=439868#4

    Recover your data before you reformat!
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic76094.html


    Microsoft Solution:

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic14234.html#4

    With a copy of \Windows stored elsewhere (or a backup of just that directory),
    all of this could have been avoided :)
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