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Have gone to black!

I have an Aspire 5000 laptop. It was working fine last night - logged in today, get an Acer screen for one second then screen goes to black. Get a message "....missing or corrupt: WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM". Can attempt repair with Setup CD-Rom? Can I purchase these someplace? I have 1 & 3; not 2. Is there something that I can do without the cd's? I'm not tech minded at all so apologize if this question is too elementary!

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The error: Window could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt;
WINDOWS\SYSEM32\config\system

You can attempt to repair this file by loading the Win CD into your cdrom drive. Start the PC & press the F5 key every 2 seconds & windows boot menue will load.
Choose the cdrom drive that has the Windows CD in.

Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.
Once back in windows run a full system virus scan.

Good luck & have a great day!

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Mar 15, 2008

    Ummm, you can call your Mfg & ask which CD has the windows operating system on ( & where on the CD is it loacated), or you can try & find a friend who does own a windows CD that is the same version of windows as yours. Your windows CD key for your system will work with any same version windows CD. Still no luck? Try this site; http://www.restoredisks.com/

    And no your questions are just fine.. No worries mtinmaine.



    Enjoy your day!

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