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Sinster

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I have always been a supporter of windows. I Have never had anything major go wrong with using Windows. Not until I started to use XP. If someone ask me what o/s to get I sure in hell wouldn't recommend XP.

I am trying to load up into windows and I am getting
couldn't load up /windows/system32/config/system
Please insert orignal disk and "r" for repair. This is the 3rd time this has done this too me since owning XP. Both times I had to reformat my system. So it looks like I have to go ahead and reformat again. I been all over the net looking for a solution and haven't been able to find one.

What happened this time. I was playing some Quake3, and the server crashed so I exited out of Q3, which for some strange reason locked my system. I waited about 5 minutes and it didn't recover itself so I had to hit reset. Now I am hear posting on my other computer which also locked up so this is my 2nd attempt at a post. Sorry about spelling and grammer I am so hot right now its not funny.
 

Lonman

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Give us a list of your system specs. Are you getting any bsod error codes. Have you been in the event viewer seeing what kind of messages are in there? XP rocks - if you have the right hardware - if you don't it's a compatibility nightmare.
 

Sinster

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I can't get into windows. I get can't load into windows because the file is missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system

No I am not getting BSOD, and I can't get into windows to see what errors I am getting in event viewer.


1 ghz t-bird
384 pc133 ram
GeForce2 MX
SbLive!
Netgear NIC
LG CDRW


Which repair command should I use to try to fix this.
 
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wassup_ken

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hey sinister, did u get rid of that virus u had in ur system restore directory?
 

Sinster

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Ok I must be doing something wrong. I keep getting file doesn't exist

ren system.alt systemalt.old

and this is confusing me


To copy the default System hive, type the following command:
copy c:\winnt\repair\system to copy the default system hive
 

Sinster

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wassup_ken

Hell no. I was going to do that once I figure this one out first..
you think thats the problem?

What file is the hive file? Thats where it throws me for a loop
 
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wassup_ken

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i'd try to get rid of the virus first, i had a few trojans & viruses, and i cleaned them out, then my computer was working fine
 

Sinster

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SCORE.... w00t w00t w00t
Thanks all


Does this mean I have to reinstall everything?
Cause none of my old drivers are being used.
 

Electronic Punk

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I had this error once after a perfectly normal shutdown - a reinstall did fix it, this is a bug I think MS should fix asap.
 

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