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HELP! System Down - missing system file

 
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badatbackups



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: HELP! System Down - missing system file Reply with quote

Shocked "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: c:\windows\system32\config\system.
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
"

The problem is that I purchased my PC 6 years ago from a retailer fully loaded and I received NO discs with it. Since I don't have the original CD-ROM, can I burn the files onto another CD from a website? Does anyone know which files I need?

My PC is an HP multi media center 873n running XP home.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!! Thank you kindly.
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Markb



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have received some disks when your machine. Your best bet might be to see if any of your friends have a copy you could borrow to get to the repair console.
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