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Acer Aspire One XP startup error

Hi, I'm having the exact same problem as the 1st poster. File is missing or corrupt:
\Windows\System32\Config\System

the problem with that is even though the BIOS has a boot from USB CDROM option, it doesn't work.

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  • Loughlan May 11, 2010

    Very odd...
    It looks like you're still trying to boot off the hard disk inside the unit, rather than the CD.


    Alternatively, you HAVE set it correctly to boot off the cd, but the cd that has been inserted is not bootable.


    Try another bootable CD (E.G. official windows xp installation CD)

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If the laptop has a floppy drive get a bootable win 98 disk. insert disk first then turn on comp. run w/o cr rom support. at command prompt type "fdisk MBR" hit enter remove disk and reboot. if still bad insert win XP disk and do the second repair not the first one let it run its course. if not well you will have to reimage the comp

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Thanks guys for the response. I've tried using a proven BART cd. So that disc is bootable, when I put the hd back in, I'll try a XP disc too.

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  • demingcom590 Jun 22, 2009

    Thanks for the response guys. The CD I tried was a bart cd which is proven to be bootable. Another interesting fact, the USB cdrom drive does not show up on the F12 Boot Menu. Could be because it doesn't like the bart disc. When I put the hd back in, I'll use a xp disc. We'll see.

  • demingcom590 Jun 22, 2009

    That's the 1st time out of a few hundred pc's where the bart cd wouldn't boot. XP disc is working. Thanks for the advice.



  • demingcom590 Jul 08, 2009

    Thanks Chris for replying. I took your advice and was able to boot from the hard drive's restore volume. The registry was corrupted too. The 2nd repair installation option fixed that issue.
    Thanks again.
    Bill


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The first step in recovering from this problem is to boot into the Recovery Console and replace the missing or damaged system file with a backup copy. To do this, you will need an original Windows XP CD, or a recovery CD from your computer's manufacturer, or a set of 6 Windows XP boot disks. If you do not have any of these, please visit our tutorial on creating Windows XP boot disks at www.schrockinnovations.com/makeboot1.php.
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After you enter your password (or simply press enter) you should be at a prompt that reads "C:/windows". Type the commands below to navigate to your Windows/System32/Config directory and replace the appropriate file:
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If you were not able to log into your Windows profile in the recovery console, or if you were not able to navigate to the windows/system32/config directory, this likely means that the directory is gone. We have seen multiple reports of this occurring, and there is no discernible pattern that would indicate what is causing this problem at this time. This directory contains information required by Windows to boot, as well as information about your installed programs and saved passwords. If you currently are receiving the error "Windows/System32/Config/System file missing or corrupt," there is nothing you can do to remedy this problem.

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