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Windows. file missing or corrupt system32 config

Its says that i can attempt to repair the file by starting windows setup using the original Setup CD-ROM and select "R" on the first screen to start repair. I do not have an original setup cd rom. i purchase a downloadable copy as a system recovery but nothing happens. i get the same screen with error..

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  • Obonilla Nov 22, 2007

    Once again I dont have any Cd roms. nothing came in the box

  • Obonilla Nov 22, 2007

    the picture on top is the only screen that is displayed after doing the F8 and choosing the windows xp professional to fix.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    after starting e recovery, the screen said setup is starting services for a week, said to start installation again, but I don't know how



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If you're running XP, boot to the XP cd, if available (if not, mail me and I can send you a dell XP disc)
Pass the first repair opportunity, press f8, then it should allow you to do a windows repair. Do that. You will keep all your files, but windows will be completely reloaded. Will need to get updates, but that's it.
Good luck

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

  • jim walenciak
    jim walenciak Nov 22, 2007

    OK, F8 should allow you to boot up in safe mode, which might work. What happened to the downloadable system recovery? Is it on a partition on your hard drive? I can send you a Dell XP PRo disk if that's what it's running. Feel free to email me at The only way you're going to get this resolved is by following the directions I gave earlier.

    Let me know.

    Happy Thanksgiving!



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