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Computer won't start

We went to turn on our computer and it wouldn't load up. A message comes up saying that we are missing the following file: windows\system32\config\system and that we can try windows setup using the original set up CD-ROM which we do not have.

I'd be interested in knowing what happened. Did the kids so something? Is it a virus? We have the computer in an add-on room with no central heating and it gets pretty cold down there. Could the cold have affected the computer? I'd also like to know what the best route to solving this problem would be. Is it something I can take care of or do I need to take it in? You guys solved a previous problem for me awhile back and I'm hoping you can do the same again. Thanks a million for the service.

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There is a fairly lengthy process involved provided by microsoft to get it up and running again ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 ) however I would think it may be easier to just put in the Windows XP disc and re-install.

The error is usually related to the computers registry. New software installations could cause this to fail, malicous website could cause problems also, even turning off the computer without allowing it to properly shut down could cause this.


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