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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:52 PM
dan mills dan mills is offline
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I Need Help To Repair Windows!

Hey guys....

I've just been joining my PC to a Network we've set-up around the house. After doing this, it said I needed to restart... but the PC just shut down (or went in stand by or something). Having waited for over 10 minutes I decided to hit the restart button and was confronted by the following message on loading:

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

You can attempt to repair this file by start WIndows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM
Select 'r'
at the first screen to start repair.


The same message occurs in Safe Mode, so I tried to repair it. I've selected the Windows console, and change the directory to SYSTEM32\CONFIG\ but I don't know what to do from here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I urgently need the PC fixed, I have an assignment due tomorrow, lol.

Cheers guys

- Dan
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Colmaca Colmaca is offline
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I tried to repair it. I've selected the Windows console, and change the directory to SYSTEM32\CONFIG\ but I don't know what to do from here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I urgently need the PC fixed, I have an assignment due tomorrow, lol.

Cheers guys

- Dan
After you get see c:\windows\system32\config
type these commands and pres Enter after each command

ren system system.old
cd \
cd windows\repair
copy system c:\windows\system32\config
Exit
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:27 AM
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Hey thanks a lot for the help Colmaca, it's all systems go now

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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:28 AM
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Your welcome good to see its all good now.
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