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Old 07-23-2005, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt

When I boot up my computer it stops and says windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt. Use repair consule blah blah. I try to use the repair consule, but when I pick which windows installation to use(I only have one) I hit 1 for my installation, hit enter, and it stops doing anything. Ive left it like this for an hour or so and nothing happened. So instead I go to try to just re-install windows. When it says it's looking for previous versions of windows, it stays there and doesnt do anything anymore. I unplugged my wireless card and all USB things except keyboard and mouse and still nothing.
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Old 07-23-2005, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your registry is corrupted. If you can boot to safe mode, system restore might work, or you can repair the registry from the XP cd.

This might help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us
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