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At a minimum, you have a Windows system file error, but very possibly you may be having a hard drive problem.  If you have them available, run diagnostics on the hard drive (Many systems have a link on the F12 or F8 menus, some in the BIOS, and some on resource or support CDs that come with the system.
Assuming the drive passes diagnostics and you have you XP CD handy, boot to the CD, select R to enter Recovery Console.  From there, RUN:  CHKDSK /P and see if you can repair the file system and make the system boot again.  If that fails, boot to the Recovery Console again, run FIXBOOT   If that fails, boot to the Recovery Console again, run FIXMBR
If all those attempts fail, then you can attempt a repair install of XP

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System Restore Via Recovery Console


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Black screen
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"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"


Cause:
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Resolution:
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Symptoms:
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Resolution:
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Cause:
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Resolution:
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Symptoms:
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Cause:
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Resolution:
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Resolution:
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Saying:/windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupted n i dnt now how to fix it wut link exactly do i have to download to my usb to fix it n wut r the steps?


Assuming it is windows XP here are the steps to fix that error:
To complete part one, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
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  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
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  5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:md tmp
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    delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

    copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
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I have an hp dv9925nr laptop running vista home premium 64. I tried to reset to factory settings and now when I try to start up I get a boot manager error. It says \boot\bcd status 0xc000000f error...


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Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

That means the System Registry Hive has become corrupted.

There are two ways to get back up and running. The easy way which doesn't always work, and then there is the hard way.

Easy Way --- Note that this doesn't always work.
When you are booting your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence, meaning after it does the Power On Self Test.

Once you press the F8 key, you will be taken to a Menu. Select "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration".

It will now attempt to load Windows XP using a past set of configuration files.

If that doesn't work, there is the next step....the hard way.

Hard Way
Boot your system with the Windows XP Install CD, let the system boot into the Setup. Once in the Setup, choose to run the Recovery Console2.gif.

You will now be presented with a screen similar to good old DOS.

First, we will recover the System Hive.

Now, type in the following commands with pressing Enter after each line.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\system C:\windows\tmp\system.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\system
copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

Be very careful when you are typing in these commands, one wrong move, and you have, broken Windows XP.

Also, change the C in the commands to whatever your Windows XP drive letter is.

Attempt to boot the system, if it doesn't boot, get back into the Recovery Console and do the following commands.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\software C:\windows\tmp\software.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\software
copy C:\windows\repair\software C:\windows\system32\config\software

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