windows could not start because the following file

  surfer girl 22:49 24 Dec 03

windows xp could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system is the error message i'm getting on my new evesham pc for the second time in 2 weeks. Any thoughts on how this is caused as I don't fancy installing everything fresh every fortnight.

  powerless 22:55 24 Dec 03

click here;en-us;307545

  powerless 22:55 24 Dec 03

  powerless 22:57 24 Dec 03
  VoG II 22:57 24 Dec 03

click here is easier!

  powerless 22:58 24 Dec 03

I have this article on me other comp as a fav...had to improvise!

  VoG II 23:05 24 Dec 03

Even better click here

  powerless 23:07 24 Dec 03

ooo thats a good link

  surfer girl 16:02 26 Dec 03

thanks guys, but I'm struggling with the dos commands from VoG's last link, I don't know how to put them in. I am trying but the way I put them in is "not a recognized command" Where do the "enter" commands come? Sorry to be incredibly dense but this is a blonde OD'ed on liquor choccys here.

  Big Elf 16:24 26 Dec 03

I'm no DOS expert and it is MS but shouldn't there be a space between config and REN so you'd type in:

cd C:\Windows\System32\Config and then enter followed by

REN system system.oldCOPY etc.


  Big Elf 16:25 26 Dec 03

Sorry didn't clarify, enter is just press the 'enter' key.

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