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System32 file comes up missing every few mos and xp will not star

This piece of **** laptop sucks. every few months my computer will freeze or something strange happen and I have to restart it. Then XP will not boot. I will get either the black or blue screen advising that some system32 file is missing or corrupt and xp will not start.

my only option is to use the recovery disc and erase my hard drive to start fr scratch. I took it once to a local computer repair and he just reinstalled everything - i could have done that myself. everything ran well - but only momentarily. a month later I had the same problem. brought it back and he seemed to think it was my hard drive.

i did not have him replace it because I already paid enough for his poor service and I did not trust him.

pls advise if you think you know what the problem could be.

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  • reinalove435 Nov 27, 2008

    the coputer repair guy did not use the recovery disc... he installed everything on his own but the same problem eventually occurred.

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Try to format the disk and reinstall a fresh copy of OS (new disk, not the same you used before).

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    jungo9691 Nov 27, 2008

    Maybe there something wrong with the BIOS configuration?
    I suggest you to look into it, if you can't find anything there, make a hard format on the disk and install a new OS copy, on your own, after, look carefully for the hardware and drivers you install, especially the network card/modem.


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I have an hp mini 210-1041nr running win xp and when I start it, the computer tells me Windows\System32\Config\System missing. I tried service pack 3 but it didn't work. Can u please help?


You need to get a Windows XP from someone and follow these instructions:
Windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM or \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE

1. Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD.
2. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
3. Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair.
Typically this will be #1
4. Enter in the administrator password when requested
5. cd \windows\system32\config
6. Depending on which section was corrupted:
ren software software.bad or ren system system.bad
7. Depending on which section was corrupted
copy \windows\repair\system
copy \windows\repair\software
8. Take out the CD ROM and type exit

If that doesn't work or you can't get into the repair console then With the XP disk you choose to install Windows XP and when you choose to install over the current XP installation you will be given the option to repair the current Windows installation and you won't lose all of your data.

Mar 01, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Problem with OS. How can I fix? Net book states - Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM Can you help? Thanks Philip


  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.
    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  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.
  4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line: md tmp
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
    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
    copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
    copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
  6. Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Note This procedure assumes that Windows XP is installed to the C:\Windows folder. Make sure to change C:\Windows to the appropriate windows_folder if it is a different location.


If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

Dec 03, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 1005HAB Netbook - Intel Atom...

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Keep getting this message <window


Hello,
  • "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
    Please re-install a copy of the above file."

  • "<Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
    Please re-install a copy of the above file."

  • "Cannot find \Windows\System32\hal.dll"

  • "Cannot find hal.dll"
The "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error displays shortly after the computer is first started. Windows XP has not yet fully loaded when this error message appears. CauseCauses of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, naturally, a damaged hal.dll DLL file or a hal.dll file that has been deleted or moved from its intended location.Additional causes may include a damaged or missing boot.ini file or possibly a physically damaged hard drive.

    Please let me know you have any further questions or concerns.
Thanks.

May 08, 2010 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

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I have toshiba L300 pc laptop, i tried to formati


kindly 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.
    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  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.
  4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line: md tmp
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
    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
    copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
    copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
  6. Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Feb 20, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.


If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.

1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
7. Type exit to reboot the computer.

Feb 11, 2010 | ASUS MPM1 (ASS5200) PC Notebook

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Hi, computer freezes after a few minutes when running more than one window at a time. Running XP PRO. Have done defrag, disc scan and repair.


The cause of the freezing, or locking up, of your computer, is due tosome either corrupted or missing files. And more specifically, missing orcorrupted registry files.

Dec 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1705 Notebook

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<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.


Do you have a Windows CD that came with your computer? If so do you know how to boot from it by inserting it into the drive and then pressing F12 just after you switch on your PC? If you can do this then you could try the "repair" option from Windows Setup, this might fix your missing PC problem.

May 17, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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I have acer aspire 4720z laptop we all ready install window xp working properly but few days we face new window starting problem with a caption " u are missing or currapt a file of system32/hal.dll " now...


i would say you may have a bad hard drive it sounds like boot sector issues if you keep losing files then it a bad hard drive or a bad stick of memory causing corrupt data to be rewritten to hard drive but i would put my money on bad dard drive.I have seen this before most of the time xp find a bad sector on hard drive and cant read the file it nees to boot.

Feb 20, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook

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Freezing in Bios Setup


change the RAM of your laptop, then check

Oct 23, 2008 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V2000 Notebook

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Compaq Presario 1700 PC Notebook Problem gives me a screen windows will not strat because file is corrupted or missing file is \windows\system32\config\system


Is this XP?
Do you have the XP cd or the recovery cd's. This needs to be fixed by performing a Windows repair.
missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system"means that the OS,XP, is missing an essential file to run.
Or it could mean that your hard drive is failing. Is the hard drive noisey?
Leave me a comment,here

Oct 12, 2008 | Compaq Presario 1700 Notebook

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