XP hacks | Corrupted or Missing \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG

Posted by Shashank Krishna Friday, January 9, 2009


Corrupted or Missing \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG

If you get the error:Windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt ......read on\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM or \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE
1. Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD.
2. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
3. Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair. Typically this will be #1
4. Enter in the administrator password when requested
5. cd \windows\system32\config
6. Depending on which section was corrupted:ren software software.bad or ren system system.bad
7. Depending on which section was corruptedcopy \windows\repair\systemcopy \windows\repair\software
8. Take out the CD ROM and type exitShare/Save/Bookmark

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