windows/system32/config/system corrupt, can't run recovery

By demonofwar
May 4, 2010
  1. Hi i know there has been a lot of treads like this, but i could not get an answer.

    my computer when it turns on said c/: windows/system32/config/system
    is corrupted or missing press ''r'' to start repair but

    i have no disk :(! my pc's are all pre-installed

    i have an xp 2000

    brand: Compaq

    choices: f10 and f12 do the same thing change com. settings
    no recovery option.

    could you please help me i don't know how to start my PC :( :confused:
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,148   +597

    my TIP:


    hum; have you ever try this option? the \repair directory is minimal and
    the registry files there are NEVER updated from an install; ergo
    anything you've installed will be lost in the sense that the necessary
    registry entries will be missing even though all the files are still
    present ;(

    here's one kb article


    the procedure referencing the \repair folder is only STEP-1 of a THREE
    step process documented here:

    following all three steps is fruitful (ie it works well) as I can attest
    from my need to recover a corrupt registry
  3. demonofwar

    demonofwar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i cant do anything except check the id on my PC i don't have a warranty.

    i never runed recovery so i cant recover.
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