Windows XP not booting...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by frosty-noodle, Sep 7, 2002.

  1. When I turn on my computer it gives me this error:

    "Windows could not boot because the following file is missing or corrupt: C:/Windows/system32/config/system"

    Any ideas on how to fix my computer? D:

    -Frosty-noodle-
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Boot off the XP CD into the recovery console (Have the "Administrator" password set during install ready)

    From the command line run "sfc /scannow"

    JJB
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I did a search. Have a look at the result (1) here.
     
  4. i am in the recovery part now but i don't know what to do.

    It first headed me in a blue screen area and asked if I want to install or recover... so I pressed r for recovery.

    Now im in like a msdos mode where is asks me what number i want to recover. (There is only 1 = c:/windows) So i press that.

    Now i don't know where to go D:
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That's not the page I linked too. It said>

    How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from Starting
    This article describes how to recover a Windows XP system that does not start because of corruption in the registry. This procedure does not guarantee full recovery of the system to a previous state; however, you should be able to recover data when...

    So it could be a corrupted registry doing it.
     
  6. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Recover c:\windows

    Enter the Administrator Password

    at the MS-DOS command line run "sfc /scannow"

    JJB
     
  7. Hey jjb.. it says thats not a valid command when i type that in..