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\windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt

On Monday I resoldered my dc outlet. When booting up I got message Windows couldt start because \windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt I have system restore cd but it forces be to reformat and lose my personal data. Even when I boot into safe mode I get same error.

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Mr C

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  • by612sf Feb 17, 2009

    I have original operating system disc that came with mx6440 and restore dvd that i puchased several months ago when i reinstalled windows xp home. Both bring me to the reformat window saying I will lose my personal data.

    Please help.

    Mr. C

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You can do a refresh of your Windows OS, if you have Windows XP. You need to boot to your XP CD and do a repair. This will only restore the Windows OS files and you will not lose your personal data.

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