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Old 11-01-2005, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Big problem loading XP. Please help

i get this message on starting up xp pro.
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\Windows\System32\Config\System

what can i do to fix this without losing all my data.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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\Windows\System32\Config\System, is not a file, it's a whole folder. It contains the system profile and a couple other pretty important items. If you have another computer or hdd that has windows NT/2000/XP than stick your corrupt one in that system, copy the files you want, then wipe out and reinstall windows. Its a little time consuming but it's probably the easiest way.
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Old 11-02-2005, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you dont have access to a good hard drive with windows on it you can also use a copy of Knoppix or Windows PE to boot and then copy your files to a CD/DVD burner.
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Her is where you can get it.It will still work with windows.
http://www.knoppix.net/
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