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File msissing i cant boot my xp coz file windows/system32/config/system is missing and its not accepting any cd for reinstallation on xp

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If you have a boot-able cd with windows xp on ...just enter bios , and advans setings...boot sector and select the first boot device ..the cd-dvd drive ...and after press f10 to save satings ..reboot with the cd ...inserted..and follow the instalation ....the problem might be that your boot from cd is disabled on bios settings...be sure you at liest note somewhere all the names of your sistem drivers..so ya might look for them if needed or identify 'em from your drivers cd-es. Good luck !

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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    Catalin Turcu Apr 06, 2009

    I think you either didnt understood the concept of boot-ing from cd ...or your cd is not good...cause after I sow again what you wrote .. I dont see what need you have for any of the old windows files....when you reinstall from cd..you just delete ( format the C partition ) ..and go on...move ( save ) all your files in the other partition if you have something to save ...choos boot from cd ...and thats all

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How to do System Restore when the computer doesn't even boot to Safe Mode in...


System Restore is assumed to be the best method to recover the system from Registry or System file errors. Its easy to perform and is effective, no doubt. But what happens when the system doesn't even boot to the desktop, neither in Normal mode, nor in Safe Mode. How do you do a System Restore then. For Vista and Win 7 users, its a piece of cake, since the WinRE provides them the direct option to System Restore from the installation/repair CD. But what for the XP users?

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Step 1: Boot to the Recovery Console
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  • Turn the computer off.
  • Setup the computer to boot from cd: either by pressing F2, F9 or Delete to go in BIOS and changing the boot sequence or by pressing F12 on Dell computers to launch the Boot Device Menu.
  • As soon as you get the message 'Press any key to boot from the cd', hit enter.
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cd system~1

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    cd
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Step 3: Choose the most convenient RP folder.
Supposing we have RP3 available let's type in:

cd rp3

Change the directory to snapshot:

cd snapshot

Step 4: Restore the main registry branches.
If you are being asked if you want to overwrite type in y to agree.

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copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software


The following commands are most of the time optional however the process might not work if they are not executed

copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to reboot the system. Start the computer normally.

Thanks,
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at command prompt
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Here is an alternate route. That file is stored on the disk in the I386 folder. Below is a link with the directions.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822800

Be prepared, there is still a chance you could lose your data, but the above link gives you the best chance at fixing the problem.

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