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System repair hi my name is Tareq, im having some problems with my computer, when i switch it on it brings up a black screen and it says: "windows could not start beacuse the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. it also says you could attempt to repair this file by starting windows setupusing the original setup CD-ROM. select 'r' at rhe first screen to start repair. now i bought my computer from a friend which didnt give me the CD's. what can i do please.

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Re: system repair

Also you can with this problem call the place that made your cpu they will send you a cd if you do not have one and think it cost about 21.99

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Re: system repair

The system need to repair the registry and system files, but to do this you do need a cd, you can use anybodies XP cd as long as it's the same as yours eg Home or Pro. If you are at any time asked for a product key you can use your own number normally on asticker at the rear of desktops or on the underside of notebooks.

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
Click "Start" icon in the lower left corner of your computer screen
Type the word "run" in the window that appears.
A second pop-up window will appear; type in the letters "cmd," then select "OK."
This will bring up the black DOS command screen.
Type next to the administrator account the following command: net(space)user(space) the username(i.e. johnadams) *. After typing this command, hit "ENTER" on your keyboard.
Type in a new password in the command screen prompt that ask you to type a password. Type the new password again once you are asked to confirm.
Type the word "Exit." This will bring you back to your login screen.
Enter the new password that you selected.

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6072 black screen

Restore to Last known good configuration:

1) Place the operating system recovery CD that came with your computer into the CD or DVD drive. Restart the computer.
2) Wait for the computer manufacturer's logo to pop up on the screen. Press the keyboard key that brings up the recovery menu, which is usually "F2," "F8," or "Ctrl" and "F11" pressed simultaneously.
3) Select the specific language you want the operating system to use from the menu at the top of the screen. Select "Next."
4) Choose the option labeled "PC Restore," "Repair Your Computer" or something similar. Click "Next."
5) Select "Restore" and then click "Enter" to start the process. Click "Restart" once the process has ended to boot the restored computer to its operating system
6) Use a system utility tool like RegInout to repair corrupt registry and windows files.

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hi, if you really want to fix this that is repairing the windows software without losing any file here is what to do 1. get a windows xp home edition cd 2. insert the cd into the system before it boots to that level 3. the system will tell you press any key to boot from cd. press a key 4. after it has loaded all files needed when it get to a point it will bring out option of pressing f8 to agree with terms and conditions make sure you press F8. will now ask do you want to repair or install a fresh copy of windows to repair press r and to install a fresh copy press enter, make sure you press enter. 6. it will now tell you that the has been a windows on the system before that do you want to repair it? now is the time to press r any other thing that happen will now be automatic, when it finishes it will restart itself and continue the installation of windows xp here you might fill some important things like name, date and time etc.

Jun 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Try this:

1. Boot into the System Recovery Options screen.
2. Click on the Startup Repair option. (See screenshot below)
3. The Startup Repair tool will attempt to fix your computer and get it booting up again. (See screeshot below)
NOTE: Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs. If repairs are not successful, you'll see a summary of the problem and links to contact information for support. Your computer manufacturer might include additional assistance information. 1229d1232211692t-startup-repair-repair_working.jpg

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You might want to print this out:

1) Turn off your laptop.

2) Press the "on" button on your laptop, and *immediately* start tapping on the F8 key on your keyboard. This should bring up a black screen with white text on it.

NOTE: You may get a message saying "keyboard error, press F1 to continue." If this happens, press F1 and then keep tapping on the F8 key.

NOTE: If the Windows screen comes up, turn off the computer and try again until you get to a black screen with different startup choices on it.

3) Once you have reached the startup choices screen, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight "safe mode." Press the Enter key. If you are asked to choose your operating system, just press Enter again.

This will start a lot of text scrolling on your screen. Just be patient. When it stops, you will see a login screen. Log in under your name (sometimes this is "owner").

4) You will now be logged in to you computer in Safe Mode. A message will pop up asking if you want to use Safe Mode or System Restore. Click on System Restore.

5) You should now have the option to undo your last System Restore. Choose this option and follow the instructions on your screen to get back to where you were before you tried to restore your laptop.

If you need further help after that, please reply with the name and model number of your laptop. For example, "Dell Inspiron 530," or "Compaq Presario 3000." Also let me know what version of Windows you are using, for example "XP" or "Vista."

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Windows explorer has stopped working

It is possible that the application you installed in your computer is not compatible with Windows Vista. You can try to repair it using the recovery console.

1. Restart your computer.

2. As soon you have the HP logo came up. keep on tapping F8 on and off to go to the advance boot option.

3. Select the option ' Repair my Computer" . Follow the instruction.

4. Select startup repair. It will ask you to click finish when the repair is done. The system will restart itself.

Keep me posted.


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I turn my computer off and back on i hear the music but i get a black screen

Try and do a XP repair: Boot the PC with a Win XP cd.
When you boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your applications, it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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Did your laptop come with restore CDs?, if it did, then i suggest you to a complete system restore. and see if the problem is solved.

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Chances are if you load the windows CD into the CD player it wil boot to the CD. You can opt to repair the current version of windows without a format. You will not loose your data.

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