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Dell Inspiron 1150 will not start windows

This computer was working fine then one day it seemed to BRICK.

it is giving me the following message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the oringinal Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

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  • istuart19 Jan 29, 2009

    OK I hit ENTER before I was finished explaining my problem



    I do not know if I can find the original setup CD-ROM. Is there any way around this? I hit f8 on the BIOS screen and tried to boot windows using the last known good configuration and that did not work... same results as above. I tried to boot windows using safe mode and that did not work.



    Is my only option going to be finding the oringinal setup CD-Rom? Is this problem with my computer a common one? What could have caused this?



    One day the computer was working great, the next day it does this.



    thanks for any help

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Try to go into safe mode and run a system restore on it to the last known date that you know the system was working properly.


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If benwabnick's solution does not work:

This is not uncommon, a faulty registry hive (usually caused by improper shutdown, but can have many causes)

1. Boot from Windows Cd and go to recovery console, typ CHKDSK /R and let that run (could take 2 hours so be patient)
2. try the advanced methods outlined at http://www.capitaltechmd.com/index.php?option=com_agora&task=viewtopic&id=50

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