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Synopsis of Corrupt system32\config files

By jobeard
May 3, 2007
  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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