no start up windows xp

  bert52a 15:19 27 Aug 05

When I turn on my laptop Windows xp-I'm getting the following message:
Windows could not start up because the following file is missing or corrupt:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.

  eddie937 15:28 27 Aug 05

i have never tried it myself but i know if you stick your xp in it will give you the option to repair

  dave_and_confused 15:32 27 Aug 05
  woodchip 15:37 27 Aug 05

click here;en-us;Q307545

  bert52a 15:39 27 Aug 05

Thanks for the replies .
What is the recovery console?

  dave_and_confused 15:47 27 Aug 05

If it's not already installed then you need to boot up with your XP CD in the drive and follow the instructions.

  woodchip 15:49 27 Aug 05

To see artical copy paste Q307545 into MS search

  woodchip 15:50 27 Aug 05

To see artical copy paste Q307545 into MS search

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:20 27 Aug 05

Using Recovery Consul
click here
click here

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.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Note This procedure assumes that Windows XP is installed to the C:\Windows folder. Make sure to change C:\Windows to the appropriate windows_folder if it is a different location.

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