System won't boot - missing file C:\Windows\System32\System

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by TrickTrash, Jan 19, 2007.

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    TrickTrash Guest

    I've occasionally gotten this problem 'System won't boot, missing file'

    Can anyone tell me what the file is it's referring to ? "System.???"

    Thank you

    TrickTrash, Jan 19, 2007
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    Cub Guest

    Erm Operating system
    Cub, Jan 19, 2007
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    Otter Guest

    Start here -

    A repair install should correct the problem with a missing or damaged system
    file, if that is the problem. Make sure you understand what a repair
    install means.

    Hardware defects can also do this, but I'd try the repair install first.
    Otter, Jan 19, 2007
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    old man Guest

    It means either the registry is corrupt or the hd is failing
    old man, Jan 20, 2007
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    old man Guest


    old man, Jan 20, 2007
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    pcbutts1, Jan 20, 2007
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    Otter Guest

    What's your solution?
    Otter, Jan 20, 2007
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    WhzzKdd Guest

    Registry errors are sometimes recoverable. See the Windows support site:

    I've done this a number of times, sometimes with good success, sometimes
    with poor results. For example, once when it was the software portion of the
    registry, the system had nothing listed in add/remove programs, although all
    installed programs worked.
    WhzzKdd, Jan 20, 2007
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    WhzzKdd Guest

    WhzzKdd, Jan 20, 2007
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    pcbutts1 Guest

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    WhzzKdd Guest

    Me too. Go Bears!

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    WhzzKdd, Jan 20, 2007
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    philo Guest

    first thing to try is run chkdsk /f say "yes" then reboot
    philo, Jan 20, 2007
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    TrickTrash Guest


    I should have said it was in c:\windows\system32\config\system.

    I've since learnt this means a corrupt registry and been steered to a Help &
    Support Article at to find out how to
    deal with this.

    Thanks very much for your reply

    All the best

    TrickTrash, Jan 21, 2007
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