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Windows/System32/Config error with a twist

By tweeter101
Oct 26, 2010
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  1. I receive this error every so often when I boot up. However, if I simply hit the space button Windows XP starts normally...or if I shut down the computer and start it back up again. My question is this: if the file is missing or corrupt, how am I able to do this? I should not be able to go beyond the error message screen. Correct?


    Thanx
     
  2. tweeter101

    tweeter101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anyone????
     
  3. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    Hi tweeter101,

    The error you mention can be caused by a number of things .... (the error in most cases is fixable through Windows Recovery console..)
    But first some more information:
    When did the error first appear?
    - system specs
    - event viewer error log
    - recent hardware change/driver updates etc..

    cheers
     
  4. tweeter101

    tweeter101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This first occurred last week. I have Windows XP Home Edition. I have made no hardware changes or driver updates.

    This is my error log for this morning. I had to hit the space key twice before it finally booted.

    Type Date Time Source Category Event User Computer
    Information 10/27/2010 11:11:07 AM Service Control Manager None 7036 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 11:11:07 AM Service Control Manager None 7035 SYSTEM YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:46:35 AM W32Time None 35 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:47 AM Service Control Manager None 7036 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:47 AM Service Control Manager None 7035 SYSTEM YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:46 AM Service Control Manager None 7036 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:46 AM Service Control Manager None 7036 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:45 AM Service Control Manager None 7036 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:45 AM Service Control Manager None 7035 SYSTEM YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:45 AM Service Control Manager None 7035 SYSTEM YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:45 AM Service Control Manager None 7035 SYSTEM YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:45 AM Service Control Manager None 7036 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:45 AM Service Control Manager None 7035 SYSTEM YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:45 AM Service Control Manager None 7036 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Error 10/27/2010 10:27:44 AM Service Control Manager None 7000 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Error 10/27/2010 10:27:44 AM Service Control Manager None 7000 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:12 AM Application Popup None 26 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:12 AM Application Popup None 26 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:12 AM Application Popup None 26 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:12 AM Application Popup None 26 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:24 AM eventlog None 6005 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 10:27:24 AM eventlog None 6009 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
    Information 10/27/2010 4:07:50 AM eventlog None 6006 N/A YOUR-W04GTXLD67
     
  5. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    Hi,

    This link will lead you to a Microsoft guide for "Windows/System32/Config" error resolution...

    Before attempting this i would suggest you backup important files and folders...

    CHeers
     
  6. tweeter101

    tweeter101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's not for me as I have an OEM installed OS.

    Still haven't found the reason why the files are missing or corrupt, yet I can still boot Windows.
     
  7. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    What brand is your PC and do you have the OEMs install CDs?

    All OEMs supply recovery software: either supply the CDs or the user has to create the recovery CDs on first log on...
     
  8. tweeter101

    tweeter101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Compaq. No install CDs.
     
  9. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    Compaq should have an app which creates recovery CDs in the start menu. If you have not used the app on "first boot" after purchase, the app should still be usable for the creation of a single set of recovery CDs! (this is apart from the hidden recovery partition you have on your Compaq.)
    1. Click Start , and then click All Programs
    2. Click Compaq and then click Compaq PC Recovery CD Creator to start the program.
    or
    Click Compaq , click Compaq PC Tools , and then click Recovery CD Creator

    This should create recovery CDs which will give you some liberty to try and solve your issue (if willing of course)...

    Cheers
     

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