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On starting pc, I get message files: windows/sytem32/config/ error: 0xc000000f files missing or corrupt cannot do anything, not even safe mode, any suggestions please

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If the computer came with and Windows CD you can boot that up, and then run the repair console (press r) and then try running chkdsk /r at the c: prompt

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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SOURCE: My Dell Desktop cannot start in Safe Mode

hi there,
you mention you have change your hardisk,you have to check if your hardisk was configure in cmos and bios set up, first whaen you start your computer press F2 then bios set up appear,check your device if
was connected on your system.on main menu check your ram if it was connectd,then press arrow right to advanced menu check your hardisk from IDE configuration if both hardisk and memory was installed or cofigured by your system.go to boot menu to set your device, on boot menu,scroll it from boot device priority
if you assure there is windows installed already on your hardisk,priority your hardisk,second your cd room,third floopy etc.press F10 to save and restart your computer,If no sytem was appears you must reinstalled your windows but you should change again
the boot set by priority the cd room instead of hardisk in order to put windows on your computer.press F10 again to save and restart your computer
to install your windows
insert windows cd on cd room
wait to configure your computer by the cd windows
then ff the windows installation procedure
until windows installation was finish.have a nice day don't forget to rate me please.thank you

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SOURCE: Problem booting up dell dimension 2300 desktop.

You have no choice either you should reinstall your system, you should provide windows CD/DVD installation and boot your system using this disk.

However; you should backup your important files be cause most likely the all files will be removed during the installation process.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: not starting up

use the recovery CD to start, maybe it can fix the issue as well.

WARNING: Do NOT allow it to replace the information without backing up, it could set it to factory 'zero'

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011

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