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Corrupt or missing file preventing startup

Q: Corrupt or missing file preventing startup

I'm not entirely sure if this is the right section or not, but I don't think the computer is infected with any virus or malware, so I figured I'd give this one a try. Please move it if it isn't in the correct section.It is my father's computer, so I'm not sure what the cause could be, all he said was that the tower sounded louder than usual, and that he figured it may have been the fan. The computer was unresponsive, so he powered it down.When I attempted to start the computer, I received a black screen with the message:Windows could not start because the following file is missingor corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe,Please re-install a copy of the above file.I powered it down, and started it up again, this time hitting F10 to enter system recovery, and received a blue screen with this message:STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}The registry cannot load the hive (file):\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SECURITYor its log or alternate.It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.I'm sorry if this has been discussed before, I was searching through looking for a similar situation, and only really found the Xp Boot "fixes" topic, but wanted to see if anyone could guide me through it before I burn the iso of the recovery xp recovery console and try messing around with that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A: Corrupt or missing file preventing startup

Hi, take a look:C0000218 Registry File Failure - http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm Corrupted Registry, Config.sys Missing or Corrupt - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 Louis

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Hello everyone,
Alright, I wouldn't normally post this in a new thread, but it is a problem that is "solved" but has become a consistent problem on the same computer.

I built a new computer and installed windows XP Pro on it. Here are the specs:
ASARock 939Dual-SATA2 MB
AMD Athlon64 3500+ CPU
WesterDigital 7200 WD800JD 80Gb HDD
Aspire ATX-AS520W PSU
NEC ND-3550A Drive
1Gig Corsair DDR-400 Ram

It worked fine for a few days, then I got this blue screen that said I have a system error and that I am missing a file or it is corrupt c:\windows\system32\config\system.

Now, this was fine because I thought I knew the answer to this problem, which is incidentally the answer to another recent problem posted on this board, it can be found here:
http://www.digitalwebcast.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658-0

I performed the operation, and again, it was all well and good for a few days.
Then I got the same problem again. I used the same solution to make a fix.
Then it happened again.

So, my question is what's the problem? Do I have a hardware problem? I even used two different WinXp install discs to solve this problem on different occasions since I only needed the recovery console and I thought that the original disc might have become damaged or something...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Missing or corrupt file preventing windows start up.

UPDATE:
I just checked and all the BIOS settings are solid.
At this point I can't get the computer to boot at all. It's gone from completely fine to, could boot to windows but would periodically restart and then blue screen, to starts up in blue screen, to black screen after the POST.
So the POST that I get is fine, but then it's just a black screen forever.

I tried entering setup using the WinXP installation CD with the intention to run a repair installation, and where before I was able to use the repair console to try the fix that I mentioned, I can no longer get into setup. It just hangs at the "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" that comes right after the prompt to boot to CD.

This is getting worse and worse and my workable options have sort or run out so anything you can help with would be great!
 

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I recently tried to do a system restore on my computer that runs Windows XP. In the middle of the process it stopped. Now when I try to boot up my computer it says

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

Please re-install a copy of the above file"

I tried searching for answers to fix it but most of them require the Windows disk which I do not have anymore. Can you please tell me how to fix the problem or where I can find a Windows disk so I can fix the problem? Thanks!

A:Missing or Corrupt File on Startup

You can try running sfc with the scannow option. Go to Start, then to Run, and type in "SFC.EXE /SCANNOW" (without the quotes - and with a space between the SFC.EXE and the /SCANNOW). Then press Enter. This program will just exit without telling you anything, so you will need to restart your computer to see if it affected a repair.Is this a custom build that you installed the XP on? If so, do you still have the 25 character code that came with it?If this is a retail computer, (Dell, HP, Gateway...)what is the make and model of it?

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Unexpectedly at StartUp message on black screen:
Windows could not start; missing/corrupt file <Windows Root>\System32\hal.dll.

At my level of inexperience I don't even know the meaning of the < & >.

I am on HP Pavilion a1350n Media Edition2005 with WinXP SP3. I have Win XP Pro CD which I ran. After installing numerous files it offered choice of I386 or MiniNT. Not having any knowledge of either I arbitrarily selected I386. Tried fresh startup with and then again without CD; in both cases the same "missing/corrupt" message appeared.
Presume I must use Safe Mode but no idea of what to do when I get there.

Will appreciate clear details of just how to find/install the required dll file.
Secondarily I'd be interested in probable cause as means of avoiding repetition.

Thank you. Sincerely,
 

A:CRISIS: Inability to StartUp: Missing/Corrupt dll file

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One day while I was on my laptop I tried shutting it down. However it went to the "force shut down" screen as a program was open. I had no knowledge of it so I closed my computer. When my computer closes it goes to sleep. While trying to sleep and shut down at the same time it bugged out and crashed (at least I think thats what happened).

Now whenever I turn on my computer it goes to startup repair. The startup repair fails and it restarts. It does this continually. I can't get it to boot up as it tells me that rdyboost.sys is corrupted when the startup repair finally finishes.

I try to load safe mode but it wont let me. It starts loading the .sys files but as it loads rdyboost.sys it crashes and starts the looping restarts and startup repairs.

Is there a way to fix this without having to do a clean reformat? I heard you can run a repair with a reformat CD, but I want to make sure I can do that before trying anything. If possible can someone please tell me how to run the repair? If not then, clean reformat it is

A:Corrupt rdyboost.sys preventing startup

You can try a Repair Install as long as you have an OEM copy of Windows 7

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Hello!
So, I was using my laptop a few weeks ago without the charger and it died on me. When I went to turn it on the next day while it was plugged in I got this bootmgr error:

http://i.imgur.com/CMO7qX9.jpg
I got a startup repair disk on eBay which enabled me to try the Startup Repair tool, SEVERAL times, and it didn't work. I've also tried the bootrec fix, the diskpart fix, and bcdedit via command prompt and none of them worked.
(I'm including screencaps of those attempts)
http://i.imgur.com/MUpOKnX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OIhjhtF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/i9MKqdI.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XNzgkBu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1OyddI4.jpg

The only thing I can figure is that I'm completely missing the boot partition/volume?but Im not sure what to do.

Also, Windows7 isn't listed on the System Recovery box that first pops up (http://i.imgur.com/pISIhFc.jpg) and system restore doesn't even work. (http://i.imgur.com/dVhsR6V.jpg)
When I hit "load drivers" it lets me browse my system folder with a TON of system files and I have no idea what to select to load these drivers.
Thank you for any help!!
 

A:Missing Boot File(s) Preventing Windows From Loading.

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Hey all,
just to let you all know, that i know what the problem is and what caused it, i just need help on how to fix it.

The other day i was browsing the net for custom boot screens and logon screens.
After i downloaded a few i followed the instructions which requested that i replace the windows ntoskrnl.exe with the custom one i downloaded, and then restart my computer for it to work.
Thankfully i made a backup of the file before this.
However on startup it came up with the corrupt or missing ntoskrnl.exe file. Could not start windows.
I know this is entirely my fault, as i shouldnt be messing around with system32.
I also know that i probably need the windows xp disk to fix this problem.
I was just wondering is there a way to fix the problem without the xp disk??
and how to fix it with the disk??
Ive had problems similar to this before, and the option to repair wndows is not available for my machine, i dont know why but its just not appearing.
So how do i fix it using recovery console??

Anyhelp would be great.

PS, is there a way to customize ur winodws boot screen and logon screen without ur computer stuffing up??

A:corrupt or missing ntoskrnl.exe at startup

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000646.htm

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When I try to turn on my computer I get the message: Windows could not start because the following is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vgaoem.fon It tells me that I need to install the original CDROM to repair, but I can't find it. Am I screwed, or is there an option? I am runnig windows XP on an hp Pavillion a1130n.
 

A:Missing or corrupt startup files.

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I have an Macbook Pro with an Intel processor, which I have partitioned as a dual boot and have Windows 7 Ultimate X64 installed. This setup has ran fine until last week. I installed an old Guitar DVD course, and the default video player was Windows Media Player. For some reason the videos would only play sound but no video. The videos would play fine if I went to the folders and used a different media player, but within the lessons software it by default used Windows Media player. I tried updating all the codecs to play avi files but with no luck. I read where it was a known issue with WMP 12, and rolling back to WMP11 usually solved the issue. I found an older version of WMP 11, but I think it was infected with malware, and I was caught in an infinite boot loop where Windows wouldfind a problem, try to repair it, and couldn't, and reboot only to keep doing that over and over. I ran /fixmbr and /fixboot and managed to get out of the boot loop, but now I keep getting an error "Windows is unable to start due to a missing or corrupt file Windows\SysWOW64\Drivers\SZKG64.sys From researching some it seems to be a driver from an antivirus\spyware program I have installed called StopZilla. I've looked everywhere for some way to get past this but can't seem to find a solution. Also I have ran three different rescue cd's and nothing has shown up. Any advise? Thanks.

A:Failed startup due to SZKG64.sys missing or corrupt

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rsadler


but now I keep getting an error "Windows is unable to start due to a missing or corrupt file Windows\SysWOW64\Drivers\SZKG64.sys


do you get this message at start up? ..after the welcome screen is loaded?

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Hi, I have been having serious difficulty getting my laptop to start in the last few months but have usually been able to solve the problems for a while until they come back but now I am faced with a new boot issue that I cannot fix.

When I turn on the laptop, after about 5 minutes I get the message "windows failed to start because the system registry file is missing or corrupt" and gives this location windows\system32\config\system and also status: oxc000000f.

I am instructed to boot from the vista dvd and repair windows, startup problems or whatever but when I try this I get the exact same message described above.

I have had a lot of startup problems recently but they have always been solved either by booting from the dvd and reparing startup problems, or more commonly, by running the chkdisk which would generally have my laptop running well for a week or so before new problems occurred.

I've searched the web but people keep suggesting booting from the vista dvd which as I said isnt working. No matter what I try I get the same message, safe mode etc will also not work.

Please help, I'm getting a new laptop in late october so I just need to get this thing working for another few weeks.

thanks in advance

A:Startup hell, registry missing or corrupt

Hello Hangman85,
When you try a repair from the Vista disk are you getting the option to boot from disk at boot up ?.
If not, you need to go in to your Bios (at startup keep pressing "Del"), go to boot options and set first boot device to CD/DVD, restart and boot from CD/DVD when prompted.
You can then follow the on screen prompts and carry out a repair.
Don't forget to change back the boot options when finished.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Hey guys, I recently purchased a new motherboard/cpu/ram and did a fresh install of windows 7 to make sure I didn't have any driver problems. Shortly after installing however, I would get random BSOD followed by 2 different errors, either that "windows/system32/ntkrnlpa.exe is missing or corrupt, or that fvevol.sys critical system driver is missing or corrupt".

I've also had smaller errors, like sound randomly not working, and videos having very low FPS, which would fix itself upon restarting the computer.

I've ran a memory test using memtest86, which yielded no errors.

My specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (retail)
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 905
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz
Motherboard
MSI 870-G45
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) (BFG Tech)
Hard Drives
488GB Seagate ST3500418AS ATA Device (SATA)

Everything is brand new except my video card (3 years old) and hard drive (2 years old).

edit: added BSOD dump
Attachment 132687

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:New Mobo/CPU/RAM - > BSOD followed by missing/corrupt error on startup

Hi, and welcome to the forum. I looked at your three latest dumps. All three indicate memory corruption.





Quote:
Bugcheck A (2X), IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility.

Bugcheck 8E, KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint in startup without having a debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, 3rd party remote control, Memory.


Out of date drivers can cause memory corruption and BSOD's. Update your video driver through the link provided. To remove any left over driver remnants, especially from graphics cards, use driver sweeper Guru3D - Driver Sweeper.





Quote:
nvlddmkm.sys Thu May 14 16:32:27 2009 - nVidia Video drivers. Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers.


Update this driver and see if this improves your system's stability. Post back and let us know. If you get another BSOD, please upload it and we will go from there.


Code:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82e02000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82f4a810
Debug session time: Mon Jan 17 15:29:47.867 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:25.225
Loading Kernel Symbols
........................................................... Read more

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Hi, this is my first thread post. This morning my laptop worked fine and I was browsing around the net when my desktop decided that it was high time it froze. So I did a hard reset as I have done many times before on many different computers. Only when I rebooted, my system shut itself down immediately after the first boot up screen.

Eventually (miraculously), after around 10 hard resets, it got past that screen to the windows logo screen, and got stuck for around 10min there, and then got through to the login screen. When I log in, I get a blank screen with only my cursor showing up. I read around that you can display the desktop again by ending the explorer.exe process and restarting it in the task manager, which unfortunately didn't work for me. Rebooting again does exactly the same, and when I open up the repair screen by pressing F8, only safe mode seems to actually load anything (so I guess there's not too much wrong with my harddrive since I can access everything through safe mode).

Both startup repair and Safe Mode with Networking give me exactly the same error:

"Your PC needs to be repaired
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer" ... Read more

A:winload.efi missing or corrupt error when trying to use startup repair

I?ve got the same issue, done same manouvers as copied below:


Error
Your PC needs to be repaired
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.efi
Error code: 0xc0000225
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings

Attempted fixes

1 - Press F8

Screen flashes quickly but nothing else happens
2 - Reboot computer with installation media (USB 3 stick)
Computer failed to get past POST check
Moved USB stick to another port and booted from it and followed this procedure:
Automatic System Repair - Didn't work
System Restore - Didn't work
BootRec /RebuildBCD, BootRec /FixBoot, BootRec /FixMBR - No difference here either
Refresh PC from repair DVD - "An error ocurred while refreshing your PC, no changes were made"

Ran diskpart etc:

Volume 0 - Ltr D - label *none* - Fs *none* - type DVD-ROM
Volume 1 - Ltr C - Label *none - Fs RAW - type Partition - Size 217GB - status healthy - info none
Volume 2 - Ltr * - Label *none - Fs RAW - Type Partition - Size 100MB - Status Healthy - info hidden
Volume 3 - Ltr * - Label *none - Fs RAW - Type Patrition - Size 900MB - Status Healthy - info hidden
Volume 4 - Ltr * - Label *none - FS RAW - Type Partition - Size 20GB - Status Healthy -... Read more

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I've researched a lot of ways to fix the system32 file problem, but I don't have the XP startup disc to my computer. I have an older Windows XP Home edition disc, and my computer is running Windows XP Media Center Edition. Can I use this XP disc to fix the system32/hal.dll problem without damaging my computer?

A:system32/hal.dll missing or corrupt...question regarding XP startup disc

Hi blueshead619 and welcome to TSF

It is my understanding that you cannot use a home edition to perform a repair on a media center edition of XP. I have no first hand knowledge, but have seen where knowledgeable others have said so.

I've also seen it written that media center is the same as XP pro edition.

All that said, you can run chkdsk /p to repair some system files on your harddisk, and that is about the best you can do without the Install CD for your system. Know that you can do repairs with a borrowed copy of the system you have on your machine. If you can borrow a copy of media center, you can do a non-destructive repair on your computer that repairs all system files and leaves all your installed progams and files unaffected.

I'll look for some info on hal.dll and post back if I can find something that will help.

Best regards,
Mack1

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I have a Toshiba satellite A45-S121 with a missing or corrupt file message, my problem is that my DVD drive will not read the disk to reinstall the OS. Is there any thing else I can do to restart my system.
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

Do you have access to an external USB DVD or CD drive? If the BIOS supports booting from a USB flash drive, you could try that. If there is something wrong with the existing DVD drive, you could replace it. You'll probably want to do that eventually anyway.
 

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hello again. my computer recently crashed when i went to restart it and brought up

windows xp could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system
alright i went to the microsoft website and it stated to put in the boot disk and when it comes up click "r" and then when prompted to do so, type the administrator password or if the password is blank(meaning no password on the comp such as us???), then press enter.
well thats all fine and dandy except that it never prompts for a password. it goes straight to the command prompt.

after that it says to type in "md tmp" then press enter. well when i do that it says that access is denied. basically everything that i tell in thats a valid command it tell me that access is denied. i was wondering if i need to reformat the whole drive, which i dont want to do since all the songs and family pics of my moms will be erased or what the deal was.
any help would be appreciated. thank you.

A:corrupt/missing file

well i take it that since no one has answered that they're is nothing that i can do except reformat my hard drive.
i cant use my comp for anything right now since i cant even get it to boot up xp and am at a friends right now.

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Hi,

I have a computer that runs on XP. For one week, I ran it without shutting it down. Eventually I shut it down. I booted it up the next morning and all I got was:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

This all happened around four months ago.

I bought my computer iBuyPower.com. I guess the computer came pre-installed with XP, so I have no disks.

What I would like to know: is there any way to fix this without the disk? If so, how? If not, do I have to buy the disk?

Thanks.

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I have a Dell D610 and on the startup I get the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM and then I ran a diagnostic and got a - DST Short Status Test Error Code 1000-0146 Msg: Unit 0:IDE Status failed Status Byte = 64 Control Code = 1 Msg = NO additional Sense Information
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

Your registry is corrupted.

How to Restore the Registry Hives From a System Restore Snapshot in Windows XP
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
How to automate the Microsoft suggestion above
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite pro 4300 series laptop. When windows tries to boot I get the error
message system32\drivers\pci.sys file is missing or corrupt. I found by removing one of the memory modules the system will boot. Tried a new memory module but get the same message. Appears to be a problem with that memory slot. I do not have a Win XP pro for this unit. Is there anyway to fix this without the XP pro disc?
 

A:file missing or corrupt

Hi d-mod3. found this on the web I hope this will help.
You may have a hardware problem or with a driver associated with
hardware. Could be video, sound, or another PCI device. Try booting
your machine to safe mode and let it operate for several hours to see
if you receive the same error. Safe mode will load only the generic
drivers needed for video.
 

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Hi All.

I am having problems with one of my customers computers.
Premio Computer Windows XP
512 Lifetime memory
60 GB WD HD
MS 6566 motherboard

On boot i get "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt"
\Windows\System32\Config\System
Tells me i can attempt to repair by booting of the disk and selecting 'r'

Ok here's what i have tried.

1. Tried doing a repair of windows but immediately after i press F8 i get the BSOD

2. Tried going into the Recovery Console but after i select which system to go into i get the BSOD

3. Tested RAM and HDD multiple times.

4.I have reinstalled windows on another HD with this machine. But i am trying to get a certain file off of the original HD.

Any suggestions?

A:Missing or Corrupt file

You original hard drive should still be accessible. Hook that up to your computer and boot up with your 'reinstalled windows' and access it. Are these IDE HD or SATA?

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How can I repair this with no internet connection?

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Ive got an error message on my dell latitude d610 saying 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\system32\c_437.nls'
I need help repairing this issue. Some guy who repairs computers near me told me it would be somewhere in the neighbourhood of $100 for a new harddrive but theres gotta be a way to repair it on the laptop.
HELP
There are other forums explaining it, but i DO NOT have the original cds to recover it
 

A:***help, missing or corrupt file***

Hi and welcome.
You will need to borrow a Cd - the same as is installed, if you can - without one you will not be able to repair the corupt file.
What version of Windows do you have installed - Xp, Vista?
 

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I have a problem. last night I tried to install a palm top to my new system that has XP Pro. on it. The palm top installation didn't go well. This morning when I re-booted the system I got the following:

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

I tried to do this and it just goes to the C prompt. Can anyone help?
Is there hope to fix a problem like this?

Thanks
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

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Hello All,

After doing a malware scan I rebooted my computer and the following message appeared

\system32\config\system missing or corrupt

I followed some instruction on the MS Knowledge base and seemed to be going fine now when I start my pc in safe mode it hangs after loading some drivers.

To top it all, if I run the recovery console 'r' and choose the Windows Installation it asks for an Admistrator Password and I didn't even set one up.

Any help will be MOST appreciated.

Best wishes
Graeme
 

A:Missing Or Corrupt File

Which version of windows are you using?
Have you tried: "admin" and "password" passwords? This are most common default ones which systems stores until they are changed.
Have you tried running system repair from OS media (CD/DVD)?
 

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Hi there I need some help and I really dont want to have to reformat my computer and reinstall windows xp pro

I have a message that comes up when I restart the computer

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\hall.dll
Please re-install a copy if the above file

Any sort of help would be greatly appreciated

A:missing or corrupt file

Perhaps you typed the file name incorrectly??

If the missing file is actually hal.dll (hardware abstraction layer) then you might want to check out the information at this url:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

Hope this helps!!

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I was loading Adobe Photoshop on my daughters computer and when it completed it said to do a restart. When I rebooted the cpu came up with an error saing that the following file is missing or corrupt. <System 32>/hal.DLL. I put in an XP Pro w/service Pack 2 CD to try and reinstall the corrupt file. I got to the point of setting up system with three choices. (1) to install fully install XP use the Enter key
(2) to Repair, etc. use R
(3) to Exit use F3

None of the keys will work at this point. I did a hard shut down and tired again only to come up with the same problem. Is there something I'm not doing or is it time for the shop? Thanks - Chuck
 

A:File missing or corrupt

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When I start my Toshiba laptop the following message appears before the windows start screen:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: /WINDOWS/system32/config/SYSTEM"

It then goes on to say I can repair it by starting windows setup by using the original setup cd-rom, which I dont have.

I cant get into windows to do anything to fix the problem, Im stuck at this screen

Any ideas?
 

A:File missing or corrupt

Try restarting your PC and immediately when it powers on start tapping F8 and it my bring up a option screen.....if it does choose last known good configuration

What disk do you have a recovery disk?
 

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I'm having problems starting windows and getting the following message.

Windows could not start becase the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom select "r" at the first screen to start repair.

I don't know what to do please help.

A:File Missing or Corrupt

Hi In Trouble,

do you have your XP install disc?

You may find the following link helpful:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

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hi, this is the first time that i encountered this in my computer. when i turned it on windows xp did not start and i tried to reboot it in safe mode it says that windows could not start because <windows root>\system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt and asking me to re- install a copy of that file but i don't have a copy.

What will i do? Please help me...
 

A:missing or corrupt file

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000490.htm
 

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Hello,
I periodically run Disc Cleanup and delete everything, but this particular time I noticed alot of files under the 'Catalog files for the Content Indexer'. I cannot recall ever seeing anything under that Description before. Nontheless, I ran it. It was taking a very long time. I then noticed a Windows Protection File window appear stating something about 'Unrecognized Files', and to insert the appropriate cd. One said something about an ActiveX cd (don't have one of those). I canceled about 3 different similar prompts.
When it completed, all my Desktop icons were gone with the exception of the standard My Computer, My Documents, Network Places, & I.E.
So I restarted my pc...and now I get a black screen that says: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.
I wish I knew how to do that!!
Any assistance/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

A:Missing/Corrupt File!!!!

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

Not an easy read, but it looks good.
 

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop that has been unplugged for a while plugged in and now says windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt I do not have cd to be able to repair what can I do thanks It has xp

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Hi there Sadieleigh,

Please perform a "CHECK DISK REPAIR" and see if that the helps boot your computer to windows. Do this, turn on your computer and keep on tapping the "F8" key to bring up the safe mode menu. Once the safe mode menu comes up, choose "Safe mode with networking."

Once your computer boot into safe mode, open up the command prompt and then once the command prompt is open, type in the following command without the quotes: "CHKDSK /R". Make sure there's a space between "CHKDSK" and "/R" and it doesn't have to be in caps. The computer will prompt you, saying that it will begin the check disk process once your computer reboots.

Go ahead and reboot your machine and let the check disk process run...it will take about a good 1hr or 2hr. Afterwards, boot your computer to windows and see if the check disk process helped. Hope everything works out well for you and do not hesitate to ask more questions, thank you.

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In trying to restart my computer I get the message: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start program."

While I have several discs that came with my computer I have failed to find one labeled as "Setup". Any advice? I really feel lost. Thanks, jon

A:missing or corrupt file

It's just the windows disk it's looking for. Have a look in THIS thread and the bottom post has a link to the Windows XP repair install instructions.

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When my computer is starting up it gives me the message, 'Following file is missing or corrupt : System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys'

I don;t know what changed to bring this about? I get around this by pressing any button, it then goes back to the user menu and I can then start-up normally? Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

A:Missing or corrupt File

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822800
 

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Help! I am a blogger and can no longer publish my posts. If I try to publish from Windows Live Writer, it says "not found" and asks me to put in my username and password, which it never did before. If I do that, it tells me the username and password don't match. So I downloaded three other blogging programs and all of them won't even let me set up my blog URL info, etc. The one error said:
"The ordinal 142 could not be located in the dynamic link library C:windows\SYSTEM32\urlmon.dll."

Any help would be greatly appreciated! My computer is a year old and just recently Webroot expired. The pc had come with that on for a year. Windows Defender is now protecting my computer.

Here is my system info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 433755 MB, Free - 191300 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 23671 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lancer 5A2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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I am trying to get a XP Home Edition computer to boot however I continue getting the following error: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System"

I have tried using Microsoft's Guided Help however any time I try to run the program from a dos prompt, it tells me it is not a support command.

I don't want to lose all of the info that is currently on this computer so any help is appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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Hello,I'd appreciate some help in solving a computer problem I'm having. Computer is running Windows XP (probably Professional version), and will not boot up. It's stuck at a black screen with the following error:Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.Please re-install a copy of the above file.We do not have any disks for the computer, ie, no Windows reboot disk or anything! There is nothing we need to save off the computer, just would like it operating again, even if it's a blank slate. Although, saving the programs that are already installed on it would be a major bonus.Thank you in advance!

A:File Missing or Corrupt

Worth a look, http://www.faultwire.com/solutions-fatal_startup/missing-or-corrupt-Windows-*1370.html .

Louis

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I cant log onto my computer when I do I get the error, windows could not start becaus the following file is missing or corrupt
C:\Windows\System32\Config\System

it says I can correct the error using "repair" from my original cdrom.. but I have no idea how ..

please someone . I am desperate . I need my pc back :(

A:missing or corrupt file????

Hi

Try tapping the f8 key from start-up and selecting 'last good configuration'.

Post again if that doesn't help.

Peter

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HI Guys

I was giving my son's PC a clean the other day and used Regcure to clean out the registry. Then next thing I knew I could not click or get anything on the PC to work. I switched it off and when loading I got a message to say that a file is missing or corrupt.

This file is:

<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

The PC only loads up past the windows XP load screen which is a blue screen and goes no further.

It's XP Windows Media Center Edition but when I purchased the PC at the end of 2006 it did not come with an operating disc, nor does it have a floppy drive.

I have got a hold of the file I need for the PC which I have on a memory stick and also a cd but do not know how I can put this file back onto the PC. Is there any way to fix this at all please?

A:Missing or Corrupt File

Hi Silver Spirit and welcome to TSF !

Registry cleaners can do more harm than good, we have a sticky about that at the top of this section.

Use a bootable linux live CD that supports NTFS (Ubuntu should work, read this if you need more instructions), browse to c:\windows\system32\dllcache and you should find an ntoskrnl.exe file. Copy-paste it to c:\windows\system32. Careful with files you get from the internet, you need the version for Windows MCE and any service pack you have installed. If Ubuntu doesn't work for some reason you can take the hard drive out of your computer and hook it on another computer to replace the file (use an external enclosure if needed).

When you purchase a computer and don't get any recovery disks with it you need to either create them yourself using the bundled preinstalled program or order it on the manufacturer's website. You can always use the recovery partition by pressing some key at startup but that will erase all your personal data.

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I am working on a Dell Dimension L800CXE fo a friend. I am an advanced user but am getting a " File missing or corrupt Windows\System32\Config\System" error at boot up. My friend cannot find Dell Recovery CD. Is there any way possible that I can boot from a Windows XP Pro CD and use the Recovery Console to replace the file? If so what command do I need to use?
I have checked Bios settings and while I'm waiting for a reply, I am going to try to use the Windows XP Pro CD to do a Check Disk from the Recovery Console.

System Specs:
Intel Celeron 800MHz
Windows XP Home Edition (installed)
256 MB RAM PC 133
20GB HDD Seagate
 

A:File missing or Corrupt

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us
 

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Hello guys

Can not believe this..... Replacing a simple floppy drive and when I started up got the kiss of death message.
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM Iis missing or corrupt.

Have starting windows setup from the original cd=rom and then selected r for repair....

No luck.........The drive is a maxtor 250 sata....... It is one of four drives

OS is XP Pro all patches in place

No spyware or virus on this system either

Any ideas other than a reinstall
Thanks
 

A:File Missing or corrupt

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I have recently been working with HJT logs and the HJT team to fix some bugs and get rid of some adware/spyware on my computer. However, I fear that I screwed something up that I shouldn't have.

While trying to install a program for my daughter, I got the error message:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

There is a 'close' button and an 'ignore' button. But no matter which you choose the application ends.

I went to Microsoft's website support and searched the problem. It tells me that that message means I have a missing or corrupt file (it listed 3 possibilites) and gave me direction on how to fix it. I'm supposed to put my Windows 2000 server or 2003 server cd into my cd drive. However, I don't have one!! I only have the XP cd which came with my computer. I put IT in and followed the directions given:

START, RUN <cmd>

expand d:\i386\autoexec.nt c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

BUT, I get an error message saying it cannot open the d:\i386 file.

So how do I fix these files??
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have a very impatient 8 and 6 year old waiting to try this 'stupid' game that mommy can't get running! ARGH!

A:Corrupt or Missing File

That doesn't sound like very much fun....

Ok, first of all, when you ran HJT, do you know what version that you were running, and did you have it in it's own directory? Or were you just running it from the zip file?

HJT makes backups, and if you didn't run it from a zip file, it may be possible to recover the deleted files.

Open HJT, click on config (lower right), and then click on backups (top right). When you do that, hopefully a list of files will be there. By highlighting each line, and then clicking restore, it will reverse any changes that you made. Once you get those restored, then post up your log in the HJT forum and let one of our experts take a look at it for you.

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Can anyone answer my question? I am running a 1.2 gig cpu with winxp home. While using the computer it just shut off. Every time I booted up it would shut off. Finally determined a file missing from OS and it couldn’t boot. So I reloaded winxp home, first formatting the drive. Every thing seemed fine. I reloaded some of the software and defragmented the drive. I booted several times, all ok. Then I walked in to the room and it was the same thing again. A different file was missing this time with the same result. "MISSING OR CORRUPT /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM" What could be the problem? No one was even using the machine. I am not networked, or connected to the Internet. Any HELP would be appreciated.
deejd1
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

Hi and welcome. You might have a look thru this, but I would ask if the computer is still shutting off...that could be a sign of overheating.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545
 

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my sound card came out of it's slot and fell into the card below.According to my son it made several beeping sounds and the computer shut down. The screen currently reads file missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system Have we crashed?
 

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I am running windows xp professional on a Dell Dimension 8400. I recently had malware removed (Thanks Charles) and now have some windows type issues. The main problem is when booting the system, I get the following message:

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Can anyone please tell me how to do that?
Thanks
Gene

A:Corrupt Or Missing File

FYI, reference material on that error situation: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrorm...ssinghaldll.htmLouis

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the other day I installed norton utilities 2002 on my xp, then I ran their defrag program, the next morning I turned my laptop off.When I tried to boot into xp (by the way I have a quad boot) an error message stating that the file <windows root>\system32\hal.dll was missing or corrupt. can you please tell me step by step how to correct this.
thank you,
 

A:file missing or corrupt

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Hello every1 i have a problem with my daughters laptop
when i start the laptop i get message WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
It gives me options but takes me back to same screen with same message
can any one help please as i was trying to put security on mu daughters laptop
and now i feel i have ruined it
i have the original disk windows xp professional but it wont read it
when i try to repair
please help desperate father
thank you in advance john
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

john358 said:


Hello every1 i have a problem with my daughters laptop
when i start the laptop i get message WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
It gives me options but takes me back to same screen with same message
can any one help please as i was trying to put security on mu daughters laptop
and now i feel i have ruined it
i have the original disk windows xp professional but it wont read it
when i try to repair
please help desperate father
thank you in advance johnClick to expand...
When you say it won't read the XP CD, have you changed the boot order in the BIOS to boot from CD first? Then, when you put the CD in and start up, you should see a brief message "Press any key to run from CD" or words to that effect. Let stage stage go by and you're faced with the choice of pressing Enter to install and R to Repair existing. Press the R key and wait for the prompt to say which system you want to repair - almost certainly you need to press1 and Enter.

Try that and post back if you get that far.

 

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I was on the pc earlier today and it seemed really slow to me. I rarely use it, but had to today. Because it was acting funny, I decided to update MBAM and do a scan. I never got to scan the pc because after I updated the program, I restarted the computer and when it came back up, I got a black screen with the following message:

Windows is unable to restart. The following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD
When I put in the CD, I didn't get a prompt to put in the letter "r" for the repair command.

What should I do? Any and all help is much appreciated! Thank you!

A:Uh-Oh ... File Is Missing or Corrupt ...

Are you able to boot into safemode??

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When I turned on my computer last night it said:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
You can attempt to repair this file bystarting Windos setup using the original setup CD-Rom
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair

Hoever I don't have the original disk, because it came pre-installed. It is an Acer, using Windos XP Home Edition
Please help me
 

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Turned on the computer and got this message: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corurpt: system32\drivers\nvatabus.sys. You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-Rom". So, I put the original disc in and nothing is happening. Help!
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

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Hi i am in need of help asap i might even send £10 or equiv in $ if my laptop gets back to working order.

I have a dell inspirion 1501 and i had to replace the hard drive recently once i had got it plugged in and connected to internet (which took a bit of time) i went to download the windows updates and by doing so it told me to restart. when it restarted i got an error message saying this file was missing or corrupt windows root sytem32 ntoskrnl.exe
Now i have searched for a thread like this and found one (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic74955.html)
but the i got to the command he told me to enter and it said it could not find it.

I would desperatly like some help on this as it is getting really frustrating now. plus i refuse to pay the extortionate price the dell people would make me pay to help (out of warranty). So feel free post but just beware that i am an absolute novice at this so if the advice came simplyfied would be great.
many thanks steve
 

A:Missing/corrupt file help?

You have to reload your operating system. Do you have your original OEM Operating System CD that came with the system?

If so, put the OS CD in the CD drive and boot from it and go through to the second repair option. The first option that comes up to do a repair is the recovery console. Press Enter when you get here. If when it gets past that, you have the optioni to repair your existing load, do that, if not, you will have to load a new copy. If you have data you want to save, you will have to pulll the drive out, hook it to a USB port on another computer (you can purchase a connector) and copy the files you want to save.

Tracy
 

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When I boot up my other computer the screen shows up with the error message: File Missing or Corrupt: C:/blah/blah/Hal.dll. I know this is a nessasary file for Windows, but I copied it from my other compy and it just wont load.
Do I need to load the OP system again? I dont have the disk for the Dell, which is the one Im trying to fix. i do have the one for my Emachines but it wont load?
What do I do to make it work?

A:File Missing Or Corrupt Hal.dll

Hi, welcome to TSF.

Start the computer with a Windows CD - make sure it's the same version as the one installed.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to select the repair option.
You will have to enter the Administrator password - if none, just press <Enter>.
The Windows installation will be detected - usually called "1" >> select that.
In the recovery console - type bootcfg /rebuild (note the space after bootcfg) > press <Enter>.
The drive will be scanned and you will be asked to:
Add installation to boot list? Press Y.
Next prompt: Enter Load Identifier: > type Windows XP > press <Enter>.
Another prompt: Enter OS Load options: > type /fastdetect > press <Enter>.
Take the Windows disc out.
Type Exit > press <Enter>.

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Power blew out my computer twice in 1 min and when i tried to log on to windows i got that error msg on a dos screen. I am trying to repair from the cd by booting it up on startup but do not know how to repair this. Can anyone help??
 

A:Error msg at startup saying \Windows\System32\config\system is corrupt or missing...

I ran into this same problem a few weeks ago....Try this , Use your XP CD and Boot to the Recovery Console , once you are at a prompt type the following exactly without the quotes "copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system" them reboot ...Good Luck.
 

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Hi,
I bought a new computer system and faced problems and problems.
I never used ASUS MB, AMD 2600 processor before.
The problem is I installed windows, It says all the time that
ntfs.sys file is missing or corrupt and you can recover it using recovery sytem with windows CD
I did recovery system and rename the ntfs.sys with ntfs.sys.old and then copy again from windows CD the file and tested in case if did not copied there and it was there in the directory, But when I restart computer it still says
ntfs.sys file is missing or corrupt use recovery system
I am realy fed up doing it 10 to 20 times, have changed the HD, have changed the memory with old memory on my other pc and have changed the IDE cable with 80 and 40 cables, have run recovery sytstem plenty times and also changed the jumpers many times.
But still problem is same, Any help, any idea??????????????????????????
I am realy fed up of doing this form week

A:ntfs.sys File is missing or corrupt

Quote:





Originally Posted by iakhan1


Hi,
I bought a new computer system and faced problems and problems.
I never used ASUS MB, AMD 2600 processor before.
The problem is I installed windows, It says all the time that
ntfs.sys file is missing or corrupt and you can recover it using recovery sytem with windows CD
I did recovery system and rename the ntfs.sys with ntfs.sys.old and then copy again from windows CD the file and tested in case if did not copied there and it was there in the directory, But when I restart computer it still says
ntfs.sys file is missing or corrupt use recovery system
I am realy fed up doing it 10 to 20 times, have changed the HD, have changed the memory with old memory on my other pc and have changed the IDE cable with 80 and 40 cables, have run recovery sytstem plenty times and also changed the jumpers many times.
But still problem is same, Any help, any idea??????????????????????????
I am realy fed up of doing this form week

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Hello, new to the forum so Hi All.

The problem I am dealing with is one I've never had before. Basically when I try and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro I am getting a biosinfo.inf is missing or corrupt. I get it at the point just after the PC restarts after formatting the hdd.

I have searched high and low across Google and everyone seems to be sharing a similar problem but it's not quite mine. Everyone else seems to be upgrading their XP from Sp1 to SP2 or SP2 to SP3, so the simply solution is to stop the upgrade, start Windows as normal, remove a certain piece of software and then continue with the upgrade.

The problem is that I am not doing an upgrade, I am doing a format and have formatted my hdd and am installing XP Pro from fresh.

My hdd is now empty and when I start the PC up to continue the Windows install, I get the biosinfo.inf file is missing or corrupt message.

Can anyone shed any light?

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hello mypcsucks, first thing i want to say is when you format your computer with xp all it does is setup your HD for an install. people think that it cleans 100% this is just not true unless you run an app like Dban. did you ever update your bios ? did you use irc alot before you format your comp ? let me know

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I bought my son a netbook (Acer Aspire One) just a couple of days ago. It's been runnning fine. We put Avira on it as the security, as well as Mbam. Just now, I tried to boot it up and got a message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file."

What the heck is that? I can't get the computer beyond that to even to do a system restore or anything. Help. My son is leaving on Thursday and I have to have this fixed by then.

A:Missing/corrupt file? Virus?

"Open the pod bay door, hal!"

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file."

What has your son downloaded to the computer that you know of?

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Hello...

I have a problem installing Win 7 Ultimate 64. I have several different Win 7 disks that I've tried to use. I can get all the way to where it starts to install but after it says copying win files, goes to install it stays at 0% and I get the error message "Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart. Error Code 0x80070017"

The reason I'm doing an install is because the computer wouldn't boot up anymore. I tried just about everything to fix the bootmgr using Hirems Boot utilities including BCD but to no avail. Finally I just decided to wipe the drive. That might be my mistake instead of just of formatting it. Here is what is listed during the win 7 install as my Hard drives/Partitions:

1. "Disk 0" "Partition 1" "100mb 86mb free" "System"

2."Disk 0" "Partition 2" "298mb 297 free" "Primary" (this is the drive i wiped and had win 7 ultimate installed on. Was my C:.)

3. "Disk 1" "Partition 1" "100mb" 11mb free "System"

4. "Disk 1" "Partition 2" "Backup" "465.7GB Free" "132.9 Free" "Primary" (Most of my C: drive data is back up on here. Its a Hitachi 500GB)
I just bought an external 500gb if i use that to help this install... Read more

A:Win 7 install. Missing or corrupt file

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It would be helpful if you can post a screenshot of your expanded disk management layout: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

However, looking at the information you've posted so far, it looks like you've got two 100Mb boot partitions: one on Drive 0 and one on Drive 1.

I would suggest you delete Partition 1 on Drive 1 then install Windows on Drive 0, which is where it should go. It won't hurt to delete the two partitions on Drive 0, create a new one for your operating system and Windows will automatically create a new 100MB boot partition at the start of the drive, which is where Windows would expect to find it.

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Hello - my apologies if this is in the wrong spot.

I have a dell laptop - inspiron e1405 windows xp and a few days ago it just started acting weird. I couldn't be on longer then a few minutes without the computer completely freezing, it would just beep at me until i turned it off. It did that for a day and now when i turn it on it says.

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \window\system32\config\system"

It says i can attempt a repair but my computer did not come with a recovery disk.
My question is.. since I dont know what that means is should I even attempt to use a recovery disk? If yes where is a good place to buy from?
And is there anything i can do to save this laptop?

I have not done anything to the laptop since i got the error message. I have just done some online researching.

thank you!!!

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Some info at:http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...&dn=1091713http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...lang=en&cs=Louis

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I am working on a Compaq machine with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. When it boots up I get the following error; "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\hal.ddl. Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I don't have the OEM software but I do have a copy of XP Pro and XP Home. Can I use one of these disks to repair? If not, does anyone else have a solution on how to easily replace this file?
 

A:system32\hal.ddl file missing or corrupt

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477

Give that a whirl
 

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When I try and boot up, I get the following message:

Missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe Please reinstall a copy of above file.

I edited this, as I had an error in the file name that is corrupt.

HELP!! Thanks.
 

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i get this message whenever i start up my laptop, it runs on xp pro, i have no idea what his error means or how to fix it.
"Hibernation file either missing or corrupt
please see your documentation for details"
help please
 

A:Hibernation file either missing or corrupt

If you do not use Hibernation mode, go to Control Panel, select Power Options, Hibernate tab, and uncheck the Enable hibernation box.
 

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Operating Dell Inspiron 7500 with XP professional
It won't boot because of <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt.
How can I fix this?

I am new to this site and would appreciate your help to solve this problem.

Thank you.

A:Won't boot-missing or corrupt file-Help!

Hello and welcome to TSF...
Could be software or hardware issue...
To find out whether is software or hardware issue, first find out what make/model is your HDD...
Visit manufacturers Web Site, download diagnostic tools, and test your HDD for possible bad sectors...

If your HDD is OK, try check disk repair:
Make sure your first boot device in BIOS is CD-ROM
Boot with Windows XP CD...
When it prompts you to 'press any key to boot from CD' do it...
After text-based portion of Setup, press 'R' to enter in Recovery Console...
Pick up the partition where is your system installed...
If you have admin password, type it and press Enter...
Type CHKDSK /R [notice the space between CHKDSK and /]
and hit Enter...
After it finish, type EXIT and hit Enter...

Hope this will help you mate...
Keep us posted...

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My laptop was shut too hard and when I opened it back up, the screen was completely frozen. I couldn't move the mouse, ctrl-alt-del, or turn it off.

So I popped the battery out and put it back in. The computer rebooted and I get the following message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windowsroot>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Please re-install the above file

Please advise on how to correct. I already tried rebooting using the last good configuration and that didn't work.

Thanks,
Beth

A:Missing or Corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file

Hi


Try clicking on this link

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I am getting a message that my ntfs.sys file is either missing or corrupt. I am told to insert the original setup cd, however, I no longer have the original setup cd. What can I do to restore this file and my computer?

A:missing or corrupt ntfs.sys file

Well...you can try running chkdsk /r, if the system is bootable.

This error can be either minor or major, the error only indicates that there is a problem with NTFS. The problem itself may be due to partition, NTFS file system, or hard drive situations.

When I receive that error...first thing I do is save the items from that partition/drive...that I want to use during a possible clean install.

Louis

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Hello everyone!

For some days I had a wierd problem going on my pc...everytime I turned it on ,all the files on the desktop(except the icons of installed softwares) were not being show,at first I could copy them from my documents/desktop and paste them back on the desktop but after a while they dissapeared for good(even from mydocuments/desktop) and today when I tried to turn the pc on..it gave me this error:
File is missing or corrupt:WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM...
I had this error in the past too and tried to replace the corrupt files with new one from windows cd,but in the end the windows wouldnt start up,so I had to reinstall it.
I tend to believe that the hdd may be damaged ,but before buying a new one I must be sure that the problem is caused by it.
Any hint concerning this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Alexander,

A:File is missing or corrupt:WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM...

Hello Alexander

Test the hard drive with manufacturer`s diagnostics

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

If you don't know the make of hard drive Hitachi Drive Fitness Test will work with any make.

The Hitachi 3rd download is for a bootable CD

These files need to be burned as an ISO file using a program like Imgburn
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Start ImgBurn. You will see the the main programme window and a log.
In the main programme window >> click "Write image file to disc".

New window: Make sure ImgBurn has found your CD/DVD burner (Destination).
Then click the "Browse for a file" icon.

Another window will open >> find and select the ISO image you want to burn >> click Open.

Back at the main programme window. Click "Write".

Then
Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
floppy (if present)
CD/DVDROM
Hard disk
SAVE and EXIT

Put the CD in the drive and reboot. It should run then.

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im using xp and getting a message:
file missing or corrupt:
windows\system32\c_850.nls

I've tried to repair using an xp reinstall disc but going nowhere.

Help (quickly)!!!!:

A:cant boot up:file missing/corrupt

1. Start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. Select the appropriate installation.
4. Enter the Administrator password or press Enter if the Administrator password is blank.
5. At the command prompt, type chkdks /r and press Enter. If you have large disk drive, go to lunch.
6. Type cd system32 and press Enter.
7. Type ren c_850.nls c_850.old and press Enter. (Don't worry if no file is found.simply continue)
8. Type expand \i386\c_850.nl_ c:\windows\system32 and press Enter, where is the drive letter that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
9. Type Exit and press Enter to restart Windows XP.
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1052322678

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we had a power outage and when power was restored mycomputer booted up with \windows\system32\config\system error. I can't restore it using the setup cd rom. i also would like to know if i should use the windows 98 cd or the upgrade cd we used for xp. any suggestions??

A:windows xp corrupt or missing file

That means the System Registry Hive has become corrupted is some kind of way. The techs on here know just what needs to been done. Wait for a reply! Good Luck

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My Dell desktop running Windows XP Pro is a hand-me-down machine without the original CD. Today it wouldn't boot and gave the error message that 'the following file is missing or corrupt: windows/system32/config/system you can attempt to repair by starting windows setup using the original CD-Rom.' I've been reading every thread/support forum I can find including Microsoft and have learned this means the registry is corrupt but I can't find a work around to repair it without having the CD - is there a way to fix this otherwise?

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windy'smom and welcome to TSF

Try the easy stuff first. When you first turn the computer on, start tapping the f8 key. This should bring up an Advanced Boot screen that will give you several ways to try booting. Try the "Last Known Good Configuration" first. If that don't work, try Safe Mode Next and see if that will work. If it will boot in safe mode, there is some work that you can do to get the computer working again.

Post back.
Best regards,
Mack1

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I have posted about this problem before, but I need some further advice on this problem, so I am again pleading for your help. My daughter has a Dell Laptop, with Windows XP home edition on it, SP 3. All of sudden she was getting a message right after windows splash screen, "cannot start windows because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System. You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-Rom."
A little background: This computer has been revived from TWO pretty nasty viruses, one of them a Rootkit virus that had Windows doing the B.S.O.D. and one of the mods on this site hooked me up with REAtogo, and with that we were able to recover the config file causing the blue screen, as well as weed out the virus that was killing it. It worked fine for a long time, then she came down with another virus.. a fake security alert, and we were once again able to pull that one from the computer with minimal effort. Now we get this. I did run a disk check with windows recovery console *which was installed on this laptop after the rootkit virus issue* and it found some bad sectors, and supposedly repaired them.
I have tried starting Windows in safe mode, and have no luck. The only way I can access anything on the HD is with the REAtogo disc, but I CAN explore the hard drive, so I am guessing it is not a faulty HD. We do not have the original Windows CD that was install... Read more

A:Windows Missing or Corrupt File

<<...but I have obtained a 3 disc set from my boss at work.. Windows XP home edition Operating System CD, Application Recovery CD, and Driver Recovery CD. They are SP 1a. I don't know if that will matter or not...>>

I would say that it matters...since recovery/restore disks are not made for universal application to systems. Unless the system such are used on...is exactly identical to the system for which the disks were issued...I would guess that chances of success are pretty small.

Restore/recovery disks may also rely upon certain files which are stored on the system hard drive...by the system manufacturer...in a possibly hidden partition. Trying to apply the restore/recovery function to a system without those files...is not likely to lead to success, IMO.

If you have a Dell system...the best option would be to try to obtain the proper recovery/restore disks...from Dell.

Louis

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I can not boot up my laptop. I get the following file is missing or corrupt. - \windows\system32\config\system. I went on the microsoft site and followed the instructions to boot manually for this error using the recovery console and get to the first copy c entry and it says the file can not be copied. How can I recover from this. Note the laptop had xp home on it and was upgraded to xp professional when I bought it. I have tried both system disks and get the same message with both.

A:missing or corrupt windows file

Dude could be a media problem...did you try another CD? or also another optical drive and a different hard drive?

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can not get my computer to start-up. Get the following message:

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

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
I do have the recovery CD's for this machine, but I have no idea how to repair this problem as described in the error message above.

Is there a better way to get help with this issue than posting here?
 

A:How to repair missing or corrupt file

http://www.5starsupport.com/xp-faq/1-11.htm
 

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Help me please!!!

Get the above message when trying to boot on my pc

System 32\ntoskrnl.exe file is missing or corrupt????
 

A:Ntoskrnl.exe file is missing or corrupt?

Try booting from windows cd and repairing?
 

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I deleted a lot of stuff of my hard drive to make my computer fresh again.
But now it won't boot up from the hard drive. And when I insert the windows xp pro CD to reinstall windows it starts loading fine and than the following error message come up

"INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing , status 47872.
Setup annot continue, Press any key to exit."

So what could I do to fix this error message so that I could reinstall windows. Oh yeah and I am not trying to recover files or anything. Actually I want to make it 100% new

And I don't think I would need the boot up disks because it loads fine until i get that error message, or woud I need it?

A:INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing

download your hard drive drive manufacturer’s utilities and zero (wipe) the drive, than partition and format - your drive will be like new

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windows root 7>\system 32\hal.dll missing or corrupt. You need to reinstall file. I restarted my computer this afternoon and this is the message I received after my daughter Disney Dress Up CD failed to install (can't remember what the error message was though). Won't even boot up windows. I tried going in on safe mode, and that didn't work either. I really have no idea what to do, so please be specific in guiding me through this. I'm running Windows XP. Thanks for your help!
 

A:missing or corrupt windows file

try this:

http://forums.techguy.org/t406018&highlight=hal.dll.html
 

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Hi everyone! I'm new here. I would really love some help. I have a really dumb laptop. LOL It's only got the cd/dvd rom drive......so I'm kinda in a hard spot seeing as I don't have a floppy drive.

Anyhow... My poor laptop has a missing or corrupt file: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll Now, my wonderful laptop did not come with a windows xp disc. Also, it's a North Star laptop (celeron processor) and I have no idea how to access anything. I've tried a multitude of processes to no avail.

I'd be ever so grateful if anyone can shed some light on this before I decide to consider it a loss.
 

A:Windows xp has a missing or corrupt file

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While starting WinXP, the pc is giving and error that the following file is missing or corrupt:

\Windows\system32\config\system

What is the best way to fix this without losing any data?

Thanks,

Chad
 

A:Missing or corrupt system file

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I went to boot up my computer but received the message:
File Windows/system32/config/system is corrupt or missing.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
I am running XP Home sp2.
 

A:System file corrupt or missing

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Hi All

I am trying to re-install Windows XP on a friends Advent netbook using a USB flash drive as the netbook doesn't have a CD Drive and I don't have an external one. I have used Novicorp WinToFlash to create the USB flash drive and a Windows XP SP3 CD, however when i boot from the flash drive I get the following error:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>system32hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Missing or Corrupt hal.dll File

You're still booting from the HDD. Boot into the Setup (Bios) and change the boot order from HDD first to USB first boot device.

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I have a desktop pc with Win 7 Home Edition 64bit OS. Recently when i started it all i saw was a black screen and it wouldnt boot up after that. I put my Win install disc into the CD drive and restarted the PC and received the message referred to in some other posts on this thread. It advised that i had a file either missing or corrupted ....the file is \CMLDR....then it showed STATUS OxcOOOOOOf ...

Once i placed the install disc in the drive and restarted the pc i ran the Recovery program and after running it the PC started normally. I thought my problem was solved until , after shutting down the pc for the day, I started it up the next day and it again gave me the black screen and failed to boot up. After several additional tries i figured out that for some reason the install disc will enable me to start the pc but DOESNT ACTUALLY REPLACE THE MISSING OR CORRUPT FILE.

i also have a repair disc for this pc which i burned when i first bought it but i havent used it because i also have the OS install disc.

my questions are
1. where can i get my missing or corrupt file so i dont have to keep using the install disc just to start my pc.
2.should i try inserting the repair disc instead of the install disc to possibly get this permanently repaired?
Any other suggestions you have will be welcome. My pc runs fine in all other respects. Thanks very much.

A:Replacing missing or corrupt file

Have you tried doing a Repair Install with the installation DVD?

Repair Install

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I rebooted my computer because it appeared to lock up. Something was running in the back and it wouldnt respond so I hit RESET. As its booting up, it now says missing or corrupt file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\c_1252.nls

It says to insert a windows cd and press "r" to repair. When I do that it either starts from the windows cd and then brings me to one of those beloved blue screens with error messages or goes back to the original error message. Can I hook this drive as a slave and copy/paste the corrupt file off the working HD or off the windows cd?


thanks for the help!

A:missing or corrupt windows file

Hi YSRRider,

You can definitely connect your HDD onto another computer and transfer the files that way but first, see if your computer can boot into safe mode. Turn on your computer and keep on tapping the "F8" key on your keyboard to bring up the safe mode menu option. Then when the safe mode menu comes up, choose "safe mode w/ networking" and see if you your computer is able to at least boot into safe mode.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Windows XP. When I start up I get the following error message:
File is missing or corrupt.
\Windows\system32\config\system
Start Windows setup using setup cd.
I have tried starting in safe mode, last know config but it keeps coming back to the error message (I do not have the setup disc).
I also have had the error message that that ac adaptor is not recognized.
I don't know if the adaptor could be causing the system 32 error.
 

A:File is missing or corrupt at boot

Hi and welcome.
Not an easy one to solve, you will need the install Cd or if you can borrow one, it will have to be the same as installed - Xp Professional.
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

If no luck - you may be able to save any needed data and files.
How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc
 

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Hi, Im new to the techguy forums so please bear with me

Ok.. the other day when i turned on my pc i got the error XP Could not start, the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

I run Microsoft Windows home service pack 2.

Also, to complicate things, My computer is lacking a disk drive, so i only have access to USB ports.

I realy need help with this because I havnt got a clue what to do.
 

A:XP Could not start, the following file is missing or corrupt....

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When I booted up today, I got this screen:

Windows could not start b/c the following file is missing/corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

I tried booting from my Windows XP disk. It started out okay, but then I got a blue screen that told me to check for viruses, etc... only I can't do that as long as I can't boot up. :face palm: I tried booting in Safe Mode - no dice. I got into the Toshiba Recovery System, but that says it will erase all my data. :bang head: Um... that's not an option unless it's the VERY LAST option. ! What else can I do? (If anything...)

Thank you!!

A:missing/corrupt system 32 file

Did you get to the recovery console options when booting from the CD?
Is the CD you have a Toshiba recovery CD or a XP Install CD?

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Hi everyone! I'm new here. I would really love some help. I have a really dumb laptop. LOL It's only got the cd/dvd rom drive......so I'm kinda in a hard spot seeing as I don't have a floppy drive.

Anyhow... My poor laptop has a missing or corrupt file: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll Now, my wonderful laptop did not come with a windows xp disc. Also, it's a North Star laptop (celeron processor) and I have no idea how to access anything. I've tried a multitude of processes to no avail.

I'd be ever so grateful if anyone can shed some light on this before I decide to consider it a loss.
 

A:Windows xp has a missing or corrupt file

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I have a ~2001 gateway desktop. Originally came with Windows 2000. I subsequently upgraded to XP. I have since upgraded to a new computer and given this one to my small children for simple educational games run locally.

The computer has subsequently stopped working. When I start it up, I am given the opportunity to start in ?safe mode? ?normally? etc. Regardless of which option I choose, I get the following error: ?Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.?

I figure can simply reinstall XP and solve the issue. The problem is the XP disc I have is an upgrade version. Since the system file is gone, it won?t let me ?upgrade? since it thinks I?m not upgrading, but rather trying to install a new version. It asks me to insert my original system (2000) disk. Problem is the disks that came with the original computer really aren?t ?system install? disks but either System Restoration Kit or Operating System Backup CD. I?d prefer to not have to buy a new version of XP or Vista, but not quite sure how to solve this.

Any thoughts?

A:Corrupt/Missing System File

Questions:
1. Your new computer: What operating system ... XP, Vista or 7? Did you get a Windows installation disk (not a recovery disk) with it?
2. Do you have a working floppy disk drive in the Gateway?
3. Do you have a working CD-ROM disk drive in the Gateway?
4. What is the brand and model of the system hard disk drive in the Gateway? Is the hard disk drive connection type IDE or SATA?
5. Do you have any bootable disks already created that you may be able to use for the task ahead eg Linux OS?
6. Your internet connection (for downloading tools which may be of considerable size, using your new computer?): Hopefully not dial-up ... ?

Please see the following recent/current thread to get an idea of the steps that may be necessary, and an idea of just about everything that can possibly go wrong ...
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=199765

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Windows XP sp3

Out of the blue, i started getting this on startup:

\windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt.

When I boot from CD, it will load files and start windows up to the point of selecting either install or repair. Each option fails with:

Setup did not find any hard disc drives installed. yada yada yada . . .

I've run Seagate's dos based drive test utility and the drive passes the DST. Also I can read the disc in a second (vista 64) computer though it will not boot that system either. Using only this drive in that second system I am able to enter the recovery console but am not asked for the admin password and get access denied when trying to repair.

The content of the drive is not critical and I won't lose any sleep if I lose it all, but reinstalling it all is just PITA. What other options do I have, other than to blow away the os and start over.

A:[SOLVED] file missing or corrupt

If it's a SATA hard drive, you need to provide the SATA drivers on a floppy disk by pressing F6 when prompted, shortly after booting from the CD, or XP won't be able to see the hard drive.
If you can connect it to another PC though, you can recover the registy from one of the restore points.

How to restore the registry from a System Restore point by connecting the drive to a 2nd PC.

You can also use a Live CD like The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, or a Linux version that can write to NTFS partitions.
Connect the problem hard drive as an internal drive to a working PC. You can also use an external enclosure.
I'll refer to the problem drive as drive D: in this procedure.
Change the letter as needed to match whatever drive letter it is shown as by the working PC.
Open Windows Explorer (right click My Computer, click Explore)
Change View Settings to make sure hidden and system files are visible: In Windows Explorer, click on Tools | Folder Options -> View Tab
Check the following:
Display the contents of system folders (not present in Win2K/Vista)
Show hidden files and folders
Uncheck the following:
Hide extensions for known file types (WinXP/Vista)
Hide file extensions for known file types (Win2K)
Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Double click the D: drive in the left pane of Windows Explorer
We now need to gain access to the System Volume Information folder shown in the right pane.
Follow the steps from this article: How to gain access to... Read more

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Hey everyone, I have a dell computer there that has the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM file missing or it is corrupt, when I boot. This article from MS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;EN-US;q307545 tells how to fix it, but I have another hurdle to get by before I can even do that. If I boot from the XP cd and go to the recovery console to do those steps in the article, I get a BSOD that mentions "Registry_Error 0x00000051" and therefore no matter what I do to try to get to console it gives me that error. Any ideas on how to fix it?Thanks,Kickehy

A:System File Missing Or Corrupt

Catch 22. There is a fix but it had to be downloaded and installed before receiving this error. Was your computer fully updated?

The best bet now is to slave your hard drive in another computer or boot with a Knoppix Live CD to retrieve and save your data and do a reinstall of the OS.

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Hi All,

I need urgent help!! I have come home and switched on my PC, only to have this message come up:

"C:\Windows\system32\config\SYSTEM is missing or corrupt.

Attempt to repair by starting Windows setup using the original setup CD Rom"

I tried a Non-Destructive recovery, but that stops at 80% and restarts itself with the option to start in Safe Mode and so on. None of these work!!

I don't want to try anything as I do not want to lose all the data on my PC.

What can I do to get this working again.

I have a repair CD, but I do not know what options to do at the C:\Windows prompt.

Help!!!

Thanx

further to above - looking on various websites, this is what they say to do:
md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\system C:\windows\tmp\system.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\system
copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

I have done the first 2 lines. Before deleting the 'system' file, I had a look in the repair directory and the system file i see is system.bak. i am thinking this is not the file i am to copy over.

Can you please advise.

Thanks
further to this, I copied the system.bak file to a tmp directory along with the files software, sam, security and default from the config folder and then copied these files from the repair folder to the config folder renaming system.bak to system.

i know longer get the message that the file is missing or corrupted, but i do get windows was not shut down properly, and the o... Read more

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I rebooted my PC and during the booting process I was surprised, (and hurt) to see an error message, seeing as though I did NOT do anything to my PC as far as changing any settings or deleting any important system files. Here is the message and I pray that I can get this fixed because I have some important files and I hope I don't lose them:

""Windows 2000 could not start because the following is missing or corrupt \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMced"

Any help? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Windows2K Missing or corrupt file

Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because the Following File Is Missing or Corrupt: \Winnt\System32\Config\Systemced

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269075
 

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I cannot load Windows Vista, keep getting this error. IS there a Vista download recovery file I can use?

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The computer has always started up fine until the other day when windows xp didnt load and this message appeared "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM..You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen too start repair.

Why did the computer do that & what does that all mean? The only cd's i found for the computer was a motherboard cd and a recovery cd for windows xp. I did what the instructions said & loaded both cd's but nothing happened and just went back too the message screen that i mentioned here...how do i fix this problem..any help will be greatly appreciated!..thankyou!
 

A:Solved: A file is missing or corrupt..Please Help!!!

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My laptop was downloading a windows update and when I left it overnight.
When I switched it on the next day my laptop came up with the wording windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
it show file: ntoskrnl.exe
status: 0xc0000098
My laptop did not come with a vista repair disc only a vista upgrade disc which does not even start up when inserted so obviosuly not the correct disc,
I have the licence key is still on the back from when I purcahsed the laptop.
Does anyone have any help or remidies that will help me rectify this problem.
I would really appreciate some help and guidance please.

A:missing or corrupt file ntoskrnl.exe

hi check out your mfr support website for your model comp and it should tell you how to access the recovery partition

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My auto restore hasn't worked for days. After 4 hours online with MS, I'm told this is my problem but they could not fix it. I'd hate to take drastic action, but will if you tell me that's what is needed. Attached is the error message and screenshot of my system. You've never let me down.......thanks for your assistance.

Error number 0x8100001A
 

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