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Reoccuring Windows file missing

I have a desktop PC that keeps dropping a windows file. The file is \windows\system32\config\system. I can't wipe the drive because I need the files on the drive. Is there anything I can do?

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  • Kyle Wheatley Jul 23, 2008

    Well I've tried repairing the file and I can't seem to get it to work. Any other ideas?

  • Kyle Wheatley Jul 23, 2008

    The file is extremely vital to windows running and I can't get it repaired, any tips on getting it repaired?

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Hello kdwheatley,
I have been seeing a lot of this lately. What I have found is that after repairing the corrupt file, I make sure to run a GOOD anti-virus/spyware program. There are some nasty's out there doing all those bad things. Problem solved for the systems I've repaired with this.

Good fixin's!
Regards,
ChancesR

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • Connie Chance
    Connie Chance Jul 23, 2008

    Repairing the file is the first step. Second step is to run an updated anti-virus/spyware program on your complete hard drive. I use AVG Free - an extremely effective program - found here:

    http://free.avg.com/ww.download-avg-anti...



  • Connie Chance
    Connie Chance Jul 23, 2008

    I'm SO sorry - I totally overlooked the part of your post that you could not repair the file. I'll start again:

    This is a pretty comprehensive fix from Microsoft:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q269075/



    Also I will mention that this error has also been happening when the RAM, or memory slot is bad. Try replacing the memory to test - or move it to another slot.



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