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    More Viglen Problems...! Can't Repair Windows?? Any Help will be appreciated.

    Hello,

    One of our users switched on his PC this morning, and got the following message;

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    \Windows\System32\Config\System

    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 several copies of Windows XP (The PC is running XP by the way), but unfortunatley the usual way I would repair the O/S isn't showing as an option when it lists the found Operating Systems. I can get into recovery console though! I have never had to use this, what would I type in the recovery console to restore the missing files? I know it sounds quite a basic task, but I have never had to do it, never learnt or discussed it or anything like that before with recovery console.

    Please help someone?
    Oliver.

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    How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

    There's a link to a kb article..

    If the registry IS corrupt and unrecoverable.. you might want to consider pulling data and just reinstalling the OS and software?

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    In my experience, the odds of getting that file restored (it contains the main system registry) and then having the machine stay working for very long afterwards are almost zero. I strongly recommend a reinstall. Also, check the hard disk for errors - it may be failing.

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    This to me sounds like a registry issues, depending on what is corrupt try restoring from the repair directory on the system disk.

    have a look at this link: How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

    Matt

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    Ah Oliver it is you! just realised!



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