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Windows Startup When I turned my computer on this a.m. (Medion 4100) I got this error message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WindowsSystem32ConfigSystem. It was working fine last night when I shut it down.

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    The same thing happened to me and It says I should use the factory reset disk to try to repair it, but I don't have it...

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Hello,
Your ram either needs some cleaning and dusting out or it may have gone bad. Try cleaning it and see if that works. If not then one of your memory may be bad. In some cases, replacing with a good memory in itself may solve this problem. In other cases, you may need to perform a checkdisk to repair the filesystem. You will need to obtain a Windows XP cd and boot to it. Go into recovery console and select the C:\Windows to log into. If the administrator account has a password, enter it. If it doesn't have any password or you are not sure, just press enter. Then at the c:\windows prompt, type: chkdsk c: /r and then press enter. This should take about 15 - 30 minutes depending on how fast computer is.

After that is finished, type exit and then ctrl+alt+del to restart.
It should boot up fine now but do let me know what happens.

Thanks,
Lolita

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE

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Use the Recovery Console Tool
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WARNING : Although data should not be affected by the following procedure, you may need to restore changes you previously made to programs or system settings since the first time you successfully started Windows XP.

To replace the damaged registry hive and restore the backup copy of the hive from the Repair folder: Start your computer to the Recovery Console.

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Type cd sytem32\config , and then press ENTER.

Type dir system , and then press ENTER.

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NOTE : If the message that you received referred to the software file, replace "system" with "software" in the preceding command. For example, you would type ren software software.bak (instead of ren system system.bak ), and then press ENTER.

Type copy c:\windows\repair\system , and then press ENTER.

NOTE : If the message that you received referred to the software file, replace "system" with "software" in the preceding command. For example, you would type copy c:\windows\repair\software (instead of copy c:\windows\repair\system ), and then press ENTER.

You should receive a "One file copied" informational message. For additional information about how to use Recovery Console during startup, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q307654 HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console for Windows XP


IMPORTANT : If you encounter problems when you run the preceding commands, you may need to use the Change Directory command ( cd ) one folder at a time before you run the preceding commands. For example, type cd system32 , press ENTER, type cd config , and then press ENTER.

Type exit , and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console and restart the computer.

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