fortypoundhead.com

Corrupted or Missing \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG

Primary Category =

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Corrupted Missing Windows XP Config Configuration
Tags:  
Views: 1402
Rating: / 5.00

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

 

If you get the error:


Windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM or \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE



1. Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD.

2. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key

3. Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair.
Typically this will be #1

4. Enter in the administrator password when requested

5. cd \windows\system32\config

6. Depending on which section was corrupted:


ren software software.bad or ren system system.bad


7. Depending on which section was corrupted


copy \windows\repair\system
copy \windows\repair\software


8. Take out the CD ROM and type exit


About the Author

FortyPoundHead has posted a total of 1975 articles.

You can find more information from FortyPoundHead by visiting .

Comments On This Post

No comments on this post yet!

 

Do you have a thought relating to this post? You can post your comment here. If you have an unrelated question, you can use the Q&A section to ask it.

Or you can drop a note to the administrators if you're not sure where you should post.


Your IP address is:54.161.208.7

Before you can post, you need to prove you are human. If you log in, this test goes away.