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Old 27-01-2009
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Missing or corrupt file in Windows XP
  

Hi friends,
After coming from My Holiday i have started my PC .I am getting an error message as Follows:
missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system

Can Anyone tell me what i need to do in this Case.
Any Suggestion are highly Appreciated.
Ramchandra

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Re: Missing or corrupt file in Windows XP

I was also facing the same issue i try to follow the below steps it worked for me hope it will work for you too.
  1. Click Start , and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Accessories, and then click System Tools.
  3. Click System Restore, and then click Restore to a previous RestorePoint.
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Re: Missing or corrupt file in Windows XP

In this case you need to delete the existing registry files, and then copy the System Restore Registry files to the C:\Windows\System32\Config folder:

Following are the steps for Deleting a File:-
  1. Start Recovery Console.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:

    • del c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    • del c:\windows\system32\config\security
    • del c:\windows\system32\config\software
    • del c:\windows\system32\config\default
    • del c:\windows\system32\config\system
    • copy c:\windows\tmp\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
    • copy c:\windows\tmp\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
    • copy c:\windows\tmp\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    • copy c:\windows\tmp\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    • copy c:\windows\tmp\default c:\windows\system32\config\default


    Note Some of these command lines may be wrapped for readability.
  3. Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts.

This procedure assumes that Windows XP is installed to the C:\Windows folder. Make sure to change C:\Windows to the appropriate windows_folder if it is a different location.
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Re: Missing or corrupt file in Windows XP

For more Details Check this link:-

http://forums.techarena.in/windows-x...rt/1010344.htm
The following file is missing or corrupt \WINDOWS/SYSTEM32\CONFIG
windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
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