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'
    "C:\Windows\System32\System."

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

    Thank you

    TrickTrash
     
    TrickTrash, Jan 19, 2007
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    Cub Guest

    Erm Operating system
     
    Cub, Jan 19, 2007
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    Otter Guest

    In
    Start here -
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/f768809f-ed90-415f-a83f-89b42108b3551033.mspx

    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

    incorrect

     
    old man, Jan 20, 2007
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    pcbutts1, Jan 20, 2007
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    Otter Guest

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

    Registry errors are sometimes recoverable. See the Windows support site:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us

    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

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    pcbutts1 Guest

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    WhzzKdd Guest

    Me too. Go Bears!

    I spent the last few months slaving away at a project that took so much of
    my time that I dropped off the deep end for a while.
     
    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

    Philo

    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 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 to find out how to
    deal with this.

    Thanks very much for your reply

    All the best

    TrickTrash
     
    TrickTrash, Jan 21, 2007
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