File system32 corrupted error in windows XP

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I borrowed laptop from one of my friend and now when Windows XP tries to load, it says missing or corrupt file windowssystem32configsystem and to try to repair it.

Can anyone please help me out solving this problem?

I have Windows XP home disk and can get into the repair program but I can’t see to fix the problem.

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File system32 corrupted error in windows XP

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Hi Bruce57,

You will get this error message due to an attempt to change system.ini file.

Windows could not start because the System Registry Hive has become corrupted.

There are 2 methods to solve this problem.

1. When you are booting your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence,after it does you will be taken to a Menu.Select "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration". After that it will attempt to load windows XP.

NOTE: This method doesn’t always work.

2. Boot your system with the Windows XP Install CD; let the system boot into the Setup. Once in the Setup, choose to run the Recovery Console.

First recover the system hive. Now type the following commands with pressing Enter after each line.

Md tmp

copy C:windowssystem32configsystem C:windowstmpsystem.bak
delete C:windowssystem32configsystem
copy C:windowsrepairsystem C:windowssystem32configsystem

Attempt to boot the system, if it doesn't boot, get back into the Recovery Console and do the following commands.

md tmp

copy C:windowssystem32configsoftware C:windowstmpsoftware.bak
delete C:windowssystem32configsoftware
copy C:windowsrepairsoftware C:windowssystem32configsoftware.

 

NOTE: Be very careful when you are typing in these commands, one wrong move, and you have, broken Windows XP.

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