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Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt file in this path: WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM

For this what you have to do is insert the Operating System CD and boot with it and goto repair windows.

hope this will helps you

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Got this solution from a previous post but I have a question - how do I get into the repair window. I have a dell dimension 4400 and I have put the OS in the cd drive, the choices I have are del to resume and F12 to see boot menu. I cannot find where to go to do the repair. Any help?

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Press f12 then choose boot to cd rom drive then press enter after that when youy get the message press any key to boot to cd keep pressing the spacebar you should get a message that says windows is loading files and when you get to the page that says install windows or repair choose the repair option

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