Is there ANY other way to recover the files other than switching out the drives? She has an HP and I have a Dell so I dont think that would work - I dont have an external harddrive available to me either.
She cant find any of her discs but called HP and ordered a new recovery disc - my question (and I dont know if I'm right but I think I am...) is the Recovery Disc doesnt have XP or any of Microsofts programs on it - as in a total reinstall if needed - Correct?
It wont boot up in Safe Mode either - all I keep getting is Windows Config Start up error....
I found the same problem online and present it here to see if ya'll can verify this is what I need to do. You guys n gals are great by the way - Dave helped me fix my system last year - but it was nothing compared to this. Here is what I copied from a Tech from Microsoft....is it right?
My computer will not boot up. I am receiving the following error.
Windows\System32\Config\System. I have tried the chkdsk/r a couple of times
and a few other things. Nothing is working. I tried to do a repair
installation but it only wants to do a complete re-install and says that
their is already a copy of windows on that partition and I get a warning.
Does anyone have some more suggestions for me to try before I have to
completely re-install windows xp and possibly lose all the data on this
Thanks for your help!!
2004-11-17, 6:16 pm
Sounds like a corrupted System registry hive
Boot to the Recovery Console
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console (314058)
Once in recover Console you need to perform the following steps:
At the Recovery Console command prompt:
1. CD to the system32 folder "cd system32"
2. CD to the config folder "cd config"
The prompt should now look like C:\Windows\system32\config
Type "copy system system.bak"
It should say "one file copied (You just made a backup of your original system registry hive.)
Then type "copy c:\windows\repair\system system"
You are copying the backup system registry file from the c:\windows\repair folder into the c:\windows\system32\config folder.
Overwrite the file at the prompt (you made a backup first)
If that doesn't work then either the backup system hive is too old or there are other problems.
Thanks in advance,