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Missing or corrupt win/sys32/config/ sys file

The laptop/notebook refuses to boot-up saying that the: windowssystem32configsystem file is missing or corrupt.
As this did'nt come with a re-start disc, is there anyway around this?
Its OS is windows XP

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  • eaglefj12 Oct 13, 2008

    This is a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO L7320GW Laptop/notebook

  • eaglefj12 Oct 14, 2008

    I have used a reload/backup v7.2 disc which came from a 'Time' desk top computer running windows XP, but says: Failed to initiate partition. ????

  • eaglefj12 Oct 14, 2008

    Ok thx, so i need to obtain a Windows XP installation Disc.

    your assistance has been most helpful. thx again

  • Brenday Oct 25, 2008

    Missing or corrupt win/sys32/config/ sys file problem on an Asus eee 900. There is no install CD, no CD drive even if I had a Windows CD. Any suggestions?

  • mgeiger12195 Dec 27, 2008

    have the same issue with an ACER ASPIRE 5100 laptop states system 32 file missing or corrupt. Have a windows XP CD installation disk but when disk is in drive the same message appears and will not allow the CD to load windows XP any ideas?

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Hmm...nope..that needs either a recovery disc or an installation disc

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 14, 2008

    nope..recovery disk is computer specific. cant borrow from another machine..

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The best thing to do is borrow a Win XP cd from a friend and do the following:
When you boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your applications, it just re installs the Windows files. This is great because when it works and you don't need to reinstall all your software.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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