Corrupt File

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by glennp, May 28, 2002.

  1. glennp

    glennp Guest

    After doing a XP update, and installing new Keyboard & Mouse drivers...I rebooted and I get a message saying my Windows\System32\Config\System file is missing or corrupt. It says I can use the original installation CD to repair the file by booting to it and useing the recovery console. After going through this, it basically looks like DOS mode and i'm not real familiar with repairing files this way. Can anyone explain how I would repair a corrupt file useing this console? (step by step would be great) Thanks in advance.
  2. Marco

    Marco Guest

    corrupy files

    I have got the exact same problem.
    Have a look at this;en-us;Q307545
    It explains in quite some detail what you need to do.

    If that looks daunting try this:
    put in the installation/upgrade cd
    when you switch on go into the bios and set first boot device as cd-rom.then boot from the cd.
    Then run the recovery console.
    next select 1 when they ask which installation you would
    like to log on to.
    Then enter the admin password (if you have one)
    next, you should be in c:\windows
    then type in the following:
    md tmp <press enter>
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system <press spacebar>
    c:\windows\tmp\system.bak <press enter>
    copy c:\windows\repair\system <press spacebar>
    c:\windows\system32\config\system <press enter>
    exit <press enter>

    then take out the cd and boot normally, it should work.
    Good luck