moorephil 22:18 31 May 07

Ok this thread has begun using my laptop as my main computer will not boot up.
at start up I recieve this message:
"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt"
the file being the one in the title.

I have tried various things already including following the steps after loading xp disk,also looked at articles of the web,but I am having difficulties because my computer has OEM software.

any help thanks.

  johnnyrocker 22:20 31 May 07

the answer might be here? click here=


  moorephil 22:37 31 May 07

Thanks johnny, I have already looked thru some of this stuff but I can't see the fixes if you have OEM software.

  johnnyrocker 22:40 31 May 07

apologies for wasting your time.


  woodchip 22:40 31 May 07

Have you tried Safe Mode?

  woodchip 22:42 31 May 07

You could also try this

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:49 31 May 07

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:

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.

You will need to download windows updates again.

  moorephil 06:18 01 Jun 07

thanks for your help I will try all your options and let you know how I get on.
If there is anyone with any ideas please let me know,the reason being, OEM software seems to make a difrerence.

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