\windows\system32\config\system is missing or currupted
posted on Feb 03, 2009
Ashu2748 Rank: Wiz Rating: 76%, 5 votes
must try to setup from cd and when the blue screen comes and asks to
press r them press r recovery console will open now you copy the system
forder from the cd to exact location shown above you will get your
problem solved the system folder will be in the i386 folder compressed Alternatively
if you try to setup and at the last stage when the setup cd has already
found the operating systems then press repair it will automatically be
UR Solution not working Mr.Ashu
giv me som other solution.....stiil showing same info in ma lappy...
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Re: \windows\system32\config\system is missing or...
Your going to need to format
make sure you use AC power jack
with windows cd in drive restart press f7 then choose to boot cd
press enter read instructions
you want to delete selected
will ask to confirm
read all instructions carefully then windows will load
please let me know
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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.
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.
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.
Once you have successfully booted into the Recovery Console, type in the commands below and make sure that you press "ENTER" after each line.
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:
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
After this, you just need to restart your computer and it should be working fine.
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR
Symptoms: "A disk read error occurred" "NTLDR is missing" "NTLDR is compressed"
Cause: Corrupt boot sector
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector
Symptoms: "BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt" "Boot device inaccessible" "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"
Cause: BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI
Symptoms: "Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
Cause: Corrupt/missing system hive
Resolution: 1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot. 2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG 3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG 4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media
Symptoms: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."
Cause: Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI
Resolution: Check the boot volume is accessible
Symptoms: Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows
Cause: System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64
Resolution: Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume
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.
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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.
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.
You must try to setup from cd and when the blue screen comes and asks to press r them press r recovery console will open now you copy the system forder from the cd to exact location shown above you will get your problem solved the system folder will be in the i386 folder compressed Alternatively if you try to setup and at the last stage when the setup cd has already found the operating systems then press repair it will automatically be repaired