Bootup Problem



When my machine boots I get a message saying,
'Missing or corrupt file: C:\windows\system32\config\system'

Has anyone had this problem and/or have a solution??

Thanks in advance for any responses!!


OSNN Veteran Addict
6 Dec 2001
your gonna have to boot from the XP cd and use the recovery console to fix it, it basically means one of the boot files got corrupted :(


have you updated your highpoint bios? Updating the highpoint bios can/will corrupt system32 if you have a hdd on a raid port.
Also, converting from fat 32 can cause the prob.
i will look for the microsoft instructions for reparing a damaged hive.
try going to microsoft support and searching for "repair damaged hive".
I found the link but when I pasted it here it would not work.

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