Error at boot attempt.

  User-1159794 18:02 10 Aug 07
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A mate just dropped his PC into me as following just pulling the plug to shut down his PC,(idiot,I know),he now gets the error:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by stating windows setup using the original setup CD ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

Is this the best/easiest solution to the problem?

  VoG II 18:04 10 Aug 07
  User-1159794 18:34 10 Aug 07

Thanks for that VoG™,but I think following the instructions in your link,a tad out with my expertise.

  VoG II 18:36 10 Aug 07

Well you could do a repair click here but afterwards you would need to load Windows updates.

  User-1159794 19:42 10 Aug 07

Ran chkdsk /p.

Sorted.

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