I recently almost dropped my laptop (which was working fine till that point). When I restarted my laptop, it wouldn't start. It would go start, and blank out after the boot screen and this would basically form an infinite loop. I put in the installation CD, and went for windows recovery and went straight for FixMBR (don't know why). After this when I restarted, I got the windows startup screen and the BSOD after that. I put the installation CD again and went into the recovery console, and did a fixboot that did not work either. I restarted and went into the recovery console again and tried to read the directory using DIR, and it did not read.
So I did a chkdsk /p and that fixed it and it seemed to read stuff fine
I rebooted and got an error that the ntsokrnl.dll was missing, which i installed using the recovery console.
I rebooted after that, and then I got the Windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt error. I tried the steps given here
But every time i try that, I get n error which says the file is missing, I navigated to the folder and I see system.sav and system.log but no other files. I tried ren system system.bak but i get the same message - file not found.
I really don't want to reinstall and am hoping to fix this installation. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks !!!