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Thread: Missing or corrupt file in Windows XP

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008

    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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    Apr 2008

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