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Hannibal
08-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Ok, I've been without internet at home since I moved a month and a half ago. So after I get it installed my computer automatically updates Windows and boom next time it starts up:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\Windows\System32\Config\System

Using my computer for weeks without any problems no other new software installed and just immediately after the update stupid error.

Looks like Microsoft isn't confining its hardware killing for just my 360. :(

ChAiNz.2da
08-10-2007, 01:51 PM
Will it let you boot in Safe Mode?

Safe Mode usually uses a limited set of config files and it may allow you enough access to repair whatever damage was caused.. :giveup:

Also, I moved this to our Tech Forums.. might get some super duper secrets here ;)

tk102
08-10-2007, 01:55 PM
:o im in ur registry killin ur d00dz.

Here's Microsoft's How To Recover steps:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
HTH!

Hannibal
08-10-2007, 02:53 PM
Yeah, I tried that yesterday. Unfortunately my repair folder seems to be empty so I can't replace the system file after I back it up and delete it.

Chainz- No go on the safe mode. That was my first attempt.

And now when I go to recovery mode it won't accept my blank admin password.

If I can get back to the recovery mode I'm thinking about just backing up my HD and formatting the disk and reinstalling XP.

Astrotoy7
08-11-2007, 04:10 AM
Do you have an older build of XP which you added SP2, an original SP2 or an SP1 installation ??

Have you tried initiating a repair from the xp disc itself.

mtfbwya

Hannibal
08-18-2007, 08:43 PM
No SP2 came on my computer. Tried repairing from the disc but it doesn't work.

Now, I'm just looking for a way of backing up my data so I can format the drive and reinstall but when I try to go into repair mode after it asks my for my administrator password it automatically restarts. :(
Typing this from my 7 yr old laptop. :( :(