XP woes

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Marco, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Marco

    Marco Guest

    Anyone got any ideas?
    I have had this error message at startup
    Missing or corrupt file
    "C:\Windows\system32\config\system"
    This must be 5\6 times i have had this now. I reinstalled XP again but i have no idea why this happens.
    The system runs fine for a couple of weeks and then Blam!
    I am on a real downer with XP at the moment, i'm thinking of going back to 98.
    Is this a known issue, does anyone know?
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    I hope its addressed in SP1.
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    does the error message gives the name of the missing or corrupt file. If so post it please...
     
  3. Marco

    Marco Guest

    system is the file. There is no extension. Its some kind of windows hidden\system\protected file.
    There is a MS Knowledge base article (just search for Windows\system32\config\system
    ) with a long winded solution, which i have done twice now, but not much in the way of an explanation as to why its happened
     
  4. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    This has happened to me several times and I always use the ERUNT registry backup program to restore the registry. Fixes it every time.
     
  5. sboulema

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    you can also use norton utilities's windoctor.
     
  6. kaiwen

    kaiwen Guest

    try using the register cleaner to delete unwanted startup
    it might help
     
  7. Marco

    Marco Guest

    Thanks for the replies everyone.
    Could i please get an explanation of ERUNT and the registry cleaner. I would really appreciate that.
    Thanks
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Look here. Down near the bottom.
     
  9. Marco

    Marco Guest

    Cool thanks
     
  10. Marco

    Marco Guest

    Waldo
    I now have the ERUNT program. What a cool app, i wish i had this befire. lol.
    Could you tell me how i would restore?
    I have read the ReadMe.txt with the app and it basically says to run the ERDNT(?) app from a C:\ prompt. Can i get to a C:\ prompt in XP? Is it possible from the system restore section or should i use a boot disk?
    Sorry for being a pain but i would like to get this app set up ASAP.
    Thanks again everyone
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Let's say your installation is here > C:\Program Files\ERDNT.

    To restore:
    1/ Press F8 when booting & choose 'safe mode with a command prompt. That gets you here > C:\
    2/ Type cd Progra~1 press enter. Gets you here > C:\Progra~1
    3/ Type cd ERDNT press enter. Gets you here > C:\Progra~1\ERDNT
    4/ Now type ERUNT press enter & away it goes.
     
  12. Marco

    Marco Guest

    Hipster doofus
    Of course! thanks very much.
    Thanks for all your help everyone.