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Old 23-09-2007
Tony
 
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Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYST

I have he following error message on startup:

Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:

\WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM

you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using the
original Setup CD-ROM

Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
------------------

Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without reformatting
H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?

I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting desired
screend, can only get to above failure message... Can anyone HELP? Thanks!!!

TonyC.

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Old 23-09-2007
Ricky
 
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Re: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYST

Have a look here..
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545

"Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AE2C5A66-CE10-48FA-8C56-C4C258AA7CA8@microsoft.com...
>I have he following error message on startup:
>
> Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
>
> \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
>
> you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using the
> original Setup CD-ROM
>
> Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
> ------------------
>
> Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without reformatting
> H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
>
> I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting desired
> screend, can only get to above failure message... Can anyone HELP?
> Thanks!!!
>
> TonyC.
>
> --
> Tony C.



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  #3  
Old 23-09-2007
Andrew E.
 
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RE: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYST

F12 & F2...Try F8,that might let you get into safe mode,enter xp as
administrator,
run Sfc /Scannow from cmd.Otherwise,repair doesnt format the hd,it'll only
wipe out all xp updates,user files stay as is...

"Tony" wrote:

> I have he following error message on startup:
>
> Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
>
> \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
>
> you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using the
> original Setup CD-ROM
>
> Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
> ------------------
>
> Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without reformatting
> H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
>
> I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting desired
> screend, can only get to above failure message... Can anyone HELP? Thanks!!!
>
> TonyC.
>
> --
> Tony C.

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  #4  
Old 23-09-2007
Tony
 
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Re: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\

very confusing all I can get to, is my eror described
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Tony C.


"Ricky" wrote:

> Have a look here..
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545
>
> "Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AE2C5A66-CE10-48FA-8C56-C4C258AA7CA8@microsoft.com...
> >I have he following error message on startup:
> >
> > Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
> >
> > \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
> >
> > you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using the
> > original Setup CD-ROM
> >
> > Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
> > ------------------
> >
> > Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without reformatting
> > H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
> >
> > I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting desired
> > screend, can only get to above failure message... Can anyone HELP?
> > Thanks!!!
> >
> > TonyC.
> >
> > --
> > Tony C.

>
>
>

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  #5  
Old 23-09-2007
Tony
 
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RE: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\

mothing Andrew, i get some additional messages at the top about multi disk
partitions, but it leaves me with the same error

--
Tony C.


"Andrew E." wrote:

> F12 & F2...Try F8,that might let you get into safe mode,enter xp as
> administrator,
> run Sfc /Scannow from cmd.Otherwise,repair doesnt format the hd,it'll only
> wipe out all xp updates,user files stay as is...
>
> "Tony" wrote:
>
> > I have he following error message on startup:
> >
> > Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
> >
> > \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
> >
> > you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using the
> > original Setup CD-ROM
> >
> > Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
> > ------------------
> >
> > Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without reformatting
> > H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
> >
> > I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting desired
> > screend, can only get to above failure message... Can anyone HELP? Thanks!!!
> >
> > TonyC.
> >
> > --
> > Tony C.

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  #6  
Old 23-09-2007
Tony
 
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Re: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\

Ricky, the problem is that I cannot gr tot Step2:

1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert
the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the
CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery
Console. ...


I cannot get to the "Welcome to Setup" prompt

I have been able to do a F8 tapping and get the safe mode screen, and I have
tried at least 4 options here, and nothing, with some additional messages
about multidisk partitioning, I alwasy seem to end up with my original error
message...

How can I get to the place where I can enter the suggested 'R' to do this
repair?

Thanks



--
Tony C.


"Ricky" wrote:

> Have a look here..
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545
>
> "Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AE2C5A66-CE10-48FA-8C56-C4C258AA7CA8@microsoft.com...
> >I have he following error message on startup:
> >
> > Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
> >
> > \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
> >
> > you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using the
> > original Setup CD-ROM
> >
> > Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
> > ------------------
> >
> > Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without reformatting
> > H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
> >
> > I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting desired
> > screend, can only get to above failure message... Can anyone HELP?
> > Thanks!!!
> >
> > TonyC.
> >
> > --
> > Tony C.

>
>
>

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  #7  
Old 23-09-2007
Tony
 
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Re: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\

Ricky, the problem is that I cannot gr tot Step2:

1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert
the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the
CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery
Console. ...


I cannot get to the "Welcome to Setup" prompt

I have been able to do a F8 tapping and get the safe mode screen, and I have
tried at least 4 options here, and nothing, with some additional messages
about multidisk partitioning, I alwasy seem to end up with my original error
message...

How can I get to the place where I can enter the suggested 'R' to do this
repair?

Thanks
--
Tony C.


"Ricky" wrote:

> Have a look here..
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545
>
> "Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AE2C5A66-CE10-48FA-8C56-C4C258AA7CA8@microsoft.com...
> >I have he following error message on startup:
> >
> > Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
> >
> > \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
> >
> > you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using the
> > original Setup CD-ROM
> >
> > Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
> > ------------------
> >
> > Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without reformatting
> > H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
> >
> > I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting desired
> > screend, can only get to above failure message... Can anyone HELP?
> > Thanks!!!
> >
> > TonyC.
> >
> > --
> > Tony C.

>
>
>

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  #8  
Old 23-09-2007
Gerry
 
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Re: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\

Tony

If the CD is not being recognised in the BIOS it could be that the Boot
Sequence is not set up with the CD drive before the hard drive.

Do you have a copy of the Motherboard Manual that often comes with a new
computer. There will be a section there about the BIOS. If not what is
your computer make and model?

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Tony wrote:
> Ricky, the problem is that I cannot gr tot Step2:
>
> 1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or
> insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart
> the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start
> the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
> 2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the
> Recovery Console. ...
>
>
> I cannot get to the "Welcome to Setup" prompt
>
> I have been able to do a F8 tapping and get the safe mode screen, and
> I have tried at least 4 options here, and nothing, with some
> additional messages about multidisk partitioning, I alwasy seem to
> end up with my original error message...
>
> How can I get to the place where I can enter the suggested 'R' to do
> this repair?
>
> Thanks
>
>> Have a look here..
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545
>>
>> "Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:AE2C5A66-CE10-48FA-8C56-C4C258AA7CA8@microsoft.com...
>>> I have he following error message on startup:
>>>
>>> Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
>>>
>>> \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
>>>
>>> you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using
>>> the original Setup CD-ROM
>>>
>>> Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
>>> ------------------
>>>
>>> Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without
>>> reformatting H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
>>>
>>> I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting
>>> desired screend, can only get to above failure message... Can
>>> anyone HELP? Thanks!!!
>>>
>>> TonyC.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tony C.



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  #9  
Old 24-09-2007
Tony
 
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Re: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\

Hi Gerry, not sure I have that, but will look

it's a DELL Dimension B733r (Rambus memory)
--
Tony C.


"Gerry" wrote:

> Tony
>
> If the CD is not being recognised in the BIOS it could be that the Boot
> Sequence is not set up with the CD drive before the hard drive.
>
> Do you have a copy of the Motherboard Manual that often comes with a new
> computer. There will be a section there about the BIOS. If not what is
> your computer make and model?
>
> --
>
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Gerry
> ~~~~
> FCA
> Stourport, England
> Enquire, plan and execute
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
> Tony wrote:
> > Ricky, the problem is that I cannot gr tot Step2:
> >
> > 1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or
> > insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart
> > the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start
> > the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
> > 2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the
> > Recovery Console. ...
> >
> >
> > I cannot get to the "Welcome to Setup" prompt
> >
> > I have been able to do a F8 tapping and get the safe mode screen, and
> > I have tried at least 4 options here, and nothing, with some
> > additional messages about multidisk partitioning, I alwasy seem to
> > end up with my original error message...
> >
> > How can I get to the place where I can enter the suggested 'R' to do
> > this repair?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >> Have a look here..
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545
> >>
> >> "Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:AE2C5A66-CE10-48FA-8C56-C4C258AA7CA8@microsoft.com...
> >>> I have he following error message on startup:
> >>>
> >>> Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or corrupt:
> >>>
> >>> \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
> >>>
> >>> you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using
> >>> the original Setup CD-ROM
> >>>
> >>> Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
> >>> ------------------
> >>>
> >>> Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without
> >>> reformatting H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
> >>>
> >>> I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting
> >>> desired screend, can only get to above failure message... Can
> >>> anyone HELP? Thanks!!!
> >>>
> >>> TonyC.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Tony C.

>
>
>

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  #10  
Old 25-09-2007
Gerry
 
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Re: Startup Failure/Corrupt Windows File: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\


Tony

You need to access System Setup and check the Boot Sequence. You need to
have ATAPI CD Rom before IDE Hard drive.

http://support.euro.dell.com/support...g/syssetup.htm

http://support.euro.dell.com/support...tm#boot_screen

When was this computer new? It seems to be circa 2000.

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tony wrote:
> Hi Gerry, not sure I have that, but will look
>
> it's a DELL Dimension B733r (Rambus memory)
>
>> Tony
>>
>> If the CD is not being recognised in the BIOS it could be that the
>> Boot Sequence is not set up with the CD drive before the hard drive.
>>
>> Do you have a copy of the Motherboard Manual that often comes with a
>> new computer. There will be a section there about the BIOS. If not
>> what is your computer make and model?
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Gerry
>> ~~~~
>> FCA
>> Stourport, England
>> Enquire, plan and execute
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>> Tony wrote:
>>> Ricky, the problem is that I cannot gr tot Step2:
>>>
>>> 1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or
>>> insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart
>>> the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start
>>> the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
>>> 2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the
>>> Recovery Console. ...
>>>
>>>
>>> I cannot get to the "Welcome to Setup" prompt
>>>
>>> I have been able to do a F8 tapping and get the safe mode screen,
>>> and I have tried at least 4 options here, and nothing, with some
>>> additional messages about multidisk partitioning, I alwasy seem to
>>> end up with my original error message...
>>>
>>> How can I get to the place where I can enter the suggested 'R' to do
>>> this repair?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>>> Have a look here..
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545
>>>>
>>>> "Tony" <Tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:AE2C5A66-CE10-48FA-8C56-C4C258AA7CA8@microsoft.com...
>>>>> I have he following error message on startup:
>>>>>
>>>>> Windows could not start becse the follwing File missing or
>>>>> corrupt:
>>>>>
>>>>> \WINNT\SYSTEM32\config\SYSTEM
>>>>>
>>>>> you can attempt to Repair this file by starting Windws Setup using
>>>>> the original Setup CD-ROM
>>>>>
>>>>> Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
>>>>> ------------------
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there a way to repair this file and recover the pc without
>>>>> reformatting H/Drive and reinstalling XP O/S?
>>>>>
>>>>> I have tried tapping F12 and F2 at powerup, but I am not getting
>>>>> desired screend, can only get to above failure message... Can
>>>>> anyone HELP? Thanks!!!
>>>>>
>>>>> TonyC.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Tony C.



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