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I havent turned on my laptop in years and when i turn it on the message says Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32\CONFIG\SYSTEM then it says a couple of lines down You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair. I have tried the r but i dont have te setup cd rom ? what can i do?

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I would suggest you obtain the Restoration Disk from HP Support.
(HP bought out Compaq)

The Restoration Disk has the basic Windows files, and will repair the registry.

The disk is free. The shipping and handling is not.
In the US it's $17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.

Call HP Support at their toll free number
1-800-474-6836 in the US.

Have the Product Number (P/N) written down to tell the representative.
It's on the white Service Tag, on the bottom of the laptop.

For areas not in the US, here is HP Worldwide Support,

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwsupport.html

Upon receiving the Restoration Disk, start your computer, put the disk in the optical drive.

When asked perform a Non-Destructive Restoration. (Repair)

Have further questions regarding this, please post in a Comment.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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Ok the r is when you load from the cd i will guess your running xp put the xp cd in the drive boot the computer from the cd let it run the setup part then when it says so press r to repair your pc

hope this helps and good luck with the problem and by the way don't forget to vote for this solution

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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  • eastlaxicana Nov 10, 2010

    i dont have the setup cd....

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    tim brauer Nov 10, 2010

    ok what version of windows is it

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    tim brauer Nov 10, 2010

    i will see if i can find you a download link

  • eastlaxicana Nov 10, 2010

    windows xp home edition

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