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Windows XP Hi - I keep getting an error when i turn on my computer saying the " windows could not start b/c the windowssystem32configsystem is corrupt or missing .. Thx

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  • Kaybee12 Jul 26, 2008

    My computer is HP 1620n-- i coulod not find the product name . Thx

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Hi Kaybee12,

If you have the Windows operating system cd, then all you need to do is insert the cd and choose repair system files.

This will fix the issue.

Thank you and good luck.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326246
You can also try to recover the PC using recovery console. To do it follow the steps below
To complete part one, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line: md tmp
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    copy c:windowssystem32configsam c:windows mpsam.bak
    copy c:windowssystem32configsecurity c:windows mpsecurity.bak
    copy c:windowssystem32configdefault c:windows mpdefault.bak

    delete c:windowssystem32configsystem
    delete c:windowssystem32configsoftware
    delete c:windowssystem32configsam
    delete c:windowssystem32configsecurity
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    copy c:windows epairsecurity c:windowssystem32configsecurity
    copy c:windows epairdefault c:windowssystem32configdefault
  6. Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Source:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

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