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Window/system 32/config/system is gone

As soon as I signed onto the Internet, my Compaq Media Center SR1950NX gave error msg "no windows\system 32\config\system" or similar. The fix is supposedly to use the factory disc to fix it--BUT COMPAQ DIDN'T GIVE SUCH A DISC. All is on a sector of the HD. Which cannot be accessed until the machine is booted up.

And the two-disc fix set I made when the machine was new gives only one option: FORMAT HD, essentially--put all back to as from the factory. All would be lost.

This is 3d PC that blew up after about 3-4 years of life.

Can I save it?

Randy

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  • Ranhat Aug 25, 2008

    SOLUTION (sortof) was to take PC to good tech guy (Duane at PsyberWare
    in Lincoln, Calif.), who then used SpinRite to get it running. Also he
    installed AVG and antispyware programs, ran thru the registry and
    generally tuned the thing up. Works fine now, so the $125 was fair
    bargain.



    BTW: Norton's Emergency Boot Disc did not help.



    Compaq should provide a boot disc. Or Microsoft should.

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Hey I have the exact same problem.
I called Compaq and they made me pay $30 for 8 recovery disks. They didn't help at all! not even the full flush! I am extremely pissed off.

PS: I am posting this from my laptop

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