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Old 08-31-2004, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a problem. Last night I tried to install a palm top to my new system that has XP Pro. on it. The palm top installation didn't go well. This morning when I re-booted the system I got the following:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\windows\system32\config\system
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM.
Select R at the first screen to start repair.

I tried to do this and it just goes to the C prompt. Can anyone help?
Is there hope to fix a problem like this?

Thanks
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Try going to Start -> Run -> 'SFC /SCANNOW'
(Make Sure you have your XP CD in the Tray)

If that doesnt work, then perform a system restore to a couple of days ago (when it was working)
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i like that dancing guy u have there lol
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that's MC Hammer!!!

(can't touch this)
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I can't get into windows. I can't do a start or run.

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