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If your computer doesn't boot and displays this error your registry is corrupt and likely our HDD may be failing. Backup your files if you have important data by using a live disc such as Ultimate Boot CD and follow the steps here to fix your problem.Let me know if I can be of more help

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 stuck in windows boot manager file \windows\system32\config\system status: 0xc000014c info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt ...


Here's part of an article on how to replace that registry file:

Look in the C:\windows\system32\config\regback\ folder.
There should be copies of the registry files stored inside that folder.
They are backed up periodically and stored in that folder.

If you create a MiniWin, BartPE, or a Linux Live CD, you can start the computer from CD and move the file system to the required folder, C:\windows\system32\config\.

Apr 15, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Computer PC...

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System Restore Via Recovery Console


<br /> Ever encountered a problem with your computer wherein it gives you an error page saying that a certain file in the registry is missing or corrupt? Unfortunately, with this kind of error, there are times that you are not able to boot into the OS, and therefor you are not able to do a system restore. <br /> If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, you may initiate System Restore via booting into "Repair My Computer" which you can choose via the Advanced Boot Options of Windows. However, what do you do if this does not work, or you are using Windows XP. <br /> Fortunately, there is still a way to be able to restore your system. This involves manually doing the system restore via the recovery console (for XP), and recovery environment (Vista and 7). The only thing that you will need is the OS CD. <br /> Once you have successfully booted into the Recovery Console, type in the commands below and make sure that you press "ENTER" after each line. <br /> <br /> C:\WINDOWS] cd \ C:\] attrib -h-s "system volume information" C:\] Cd "system volume information" C:\system volume information] cd _resto~1 ..._resto~1] dir --- this should list several rp folders [short for restore points] just select second to the last or any of your choice other the the last rp folder ..._resto~1] cd rp# ...rp#] cd snapshot ...snapshot] dir --- the 5 hive files are shown in this format: _registry_machine_software _registry_machine_security _registry_machine_system _registry_machine_sam _registry_user_.default Syntax [Command filename location] ...snapshot] copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software ...snapshot] copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system ...snapshot] copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security ...snapshot] copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam ...snapshot] copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default ...snapshot] exit <br /> After this, you just need to restart your computer and it should be working fine.

on Jul 25, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I just found out that my windows\system32\config\system is missing I don't have the disks that came with the computer do you know how i could get one?


Hi Brittany,

It may be possible to recover your config.sys file by doing a 'system restore'. Windows makes automatic back-ups to the hard drive of all neccessary files.
Click on the link below for a quick tutorial for performing a system restore:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

This tutorial is for Windows XP. If you have another operating system such as Windows 7, you will find links on the same page for Windows 7 tutorials.
Feel free to message me if you need more assistance.

Best wishes,
Graemevm

Jan 12, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Following files missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system


Well this means one of important files needed to start Windows is corrupted (it's a registry file).
I'd recommend repairing Windows installation. If you have Windows XP and also the Original Windows CD follow: this guide.

Dec 31, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex 740 (BPCW6TT) PC Desktop

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What should i do if my windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt


Hi
try to restore system or repair the windows

you can try so copy the folder from another good running windows

Apr 25, 2011 | Gateway 310X PC Desktop

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My laptop says windows/system32/config/system is missing and corrupt and it do not have a cd drive for a back up disk. plus i forgot my password


OK, lets go back to front.
Download the Hirens boot disc iso and burn to a cd. This has a utility to remove the password.
The missing system file is one of the registry hives. Connect the drive to another pc as a slave drive. This will allow you to look at the content and make the necessary changes.
Navigate to e:windows\system32\config (e: is the drive out of your pc that doesn't work) folder and rename the system file to something like system.old. Then navigate to e:windows\repair and copy the system file and paste it into e:windows\system32\config.
The file name you're looking for is simply called system, not system.bak or system.log, just system.
Put the drive back into the pc it came from and turn on. It shoul work but you may find that some programs may be missing or might not work as the system registry hive we've just copied may be quite old.

Nov 30, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My desktop shut down and is asking me to re install a 32 windows file. What is this and how do I fix it?


Hi, This normally means that a windows file from the system32 folder is missing or corrupt. You will have repair that by using your operating system cd and go to repair when prompted. If this does not work you may have to install a clean copy of your operating system.

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Clevo 900K, Crash: c\windows\system32\config\system - file is missing or corrupt. Insert original setup CD and press r for repair. I don't have original CD. System won't restart even in safe mode or d


to setup a new windows installation or repair an old one you do need an installation cd, for it, no other way i am afraid,
ask for safecopies from a friend, maybe

Apr 21, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I hit F8, here is the new error message


If this is all you are seeing, then this is not an error. What is happening here is that your computer is loading Safe Mode. This is a way to load Windows operating system without any extra software or programs, using the most basic drivers and software to load. There are a lot of benefits to accessing this mode, especially if you installed a program that stops you from getting into Normal Mode, or you have a virus that does the same. It makes it easy to troubleshoot. Here is a link to a website with a little more info:

http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/safemode.htm

If you load your computer normally by not pressing any keys, then you should be fine.

Mar 27, 2009 | HP Pavilion xt938 PC Desktop

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