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Old 03-13-2004, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windwos file is Corrupted/Missing

hi all, just got a call from my cousin and he has a problem with his machine when he boots up a message comes up windwos missing file/sysem32/config (or something like that

I want to use the dell recovery cd (win xp), when booting that up it says press r to repair, (so i done that), then it say enter the system you wnat to enter and gives the option "1:c:/windows" so i press 1 then the system goes into the c:windows dir in dos and that is it

What am i doing wrong

what he needs to do is get all his data out (so formatting cannot be done)

Any Help would be great


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Old 03-13-2004, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try to replicate the problem or error and get the file that you are missing and go to and search for that file Most likely if it is a system32 file they will have it download the file and follow the instructions

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Old 03-13-2004, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you might be missing the system file or one of the other 4 files within the config folder.....;en-us;q307545
this'll probably help
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Old 03-13-2004, 05:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for all your help
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