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My computer wont boot windows but say's: windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt ;windowssystem32configsystem. What can I do?

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Boot to you XP CD< press R for recovery console, run CHKDSK /R see if that resolves.

If not, hold Fn While powering on the system and run diagnostics the Hard Drive might be failing

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To complete part one, follow these steps:
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  5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line: md tmp
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    delete c:windowssystem32configsystem
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    copy c:windows epairsystem c:windowssystem32configsystem
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    copy c:windows epairsecurity c:windowssystem32configsecurity
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