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I HAVE NEW ASUS 1005HA ON STARTUP IS SAYS WINDOES COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT: wINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM. IT THEN ADVISES YOU CAN ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THSI FILE BY STARTING WINDOWS SETUP USING THE ORIGINAL CD-ROM. BUT IT WILL DO NOTHING FROM THSI SCREEN.

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This shouldn't be your problem; if the unit is new, go back to the source from which it came and let them deal with it. Any new machine should start without that kind of problem. Since it is missing a critical file, you may not be able to start it in the so-called 'Safe mode.'

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