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Cannot start Windows. Missing or corrupt boot file

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Old 26-09-2007
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Cannot start Windows. Missing or corrupt boot file

I have a Windows XP Pro running desktop which was working fine until last night when I turned it off. Today morning when I started the system, I booted fine but as soon as it reached the desktop suddenly the screen tuned Black and I received the following error message:

?Windows cannot start because of a missing or corrupt boot file \Windows\Sys32\Config\System?

Somebody suggested me to repair the system in order to fix this issue. I rebooted, inserted my Installation disc and press ?R? when prompted for repair. But now I don?t know what else I need to do ahead of this. Can anyone please tell what I need to do next?

Please help.

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RE: Cannot start Windows. Missing or corrupt boot file

There are several useful articles available in Microsoft knowledge base. You should check them out. Here is one which you may need at this point:

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry -config-system:http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q307545
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