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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

need to repair xp but no xp CD error message : missing or croupt file C:\windows\system32\config\system

help I DONT HAVE AND CANNOT GET A CD

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Your question cut off but it appears that your system registry hive is corrupted.

    Slave the drive in another computer with (win 2k or XP). Boot up that system. Change the permissions on the System Volume information folder on the slaved drive(give your account on the system you booted to rights).

    Browse the contents of the restore{xxxx} folder then the RP folder (The RP subfolders are your restore points for XP system restore) then the snapshot folder.

    Pick a restore point from the time when the system booted and copy the registry_machine_system file to the windows\system32\config directory of that same drive(the slaved drive). Rename the existing system file to system.old and rename the copied file to system.

    Shut down the system. Replace the drive in the correct PC.and boot.

    That is advanced registry repair.

    Note:

    If your restore folder is empty your disabled system restore and are SOL.

    Chances are you just need to run chkdsk on the drive, you can do that while its slaved to another pc.

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