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So yeah, it happened.
Here's my issue, I don't have the CD of windows. I may be able to get a copy later this week but I was wondering if, since I DO have Ubuntu installed and can run that and access both hard drives and the windows/system32/config/ folder if there were any files I can download to place in that folder. Any help is appreciated. Thanks :)


I did try something I saw on another thread where you copy the files from the repair folder to the config folder and it semi-worked. What I mean by that is that it got to the screen where there is the windows logo and the little blue load bar at the bottom, then locked up and I had to hard-restart. So I moved the old corrupted files back.

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whats happen here, are u getting an error when u tru to boot xp, what is the error? when does the error happen, on boot up? log on screen? in safe mode only? in normal mode?

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whats happen here, are u getting an error when u tru to boot xp, what is the error? when does the error happen, on boot up? log on screen? in safe mode only? in normal mode?

On boot up. When I select to boot up Windows it comes up with the error "Windows cannot boot because a file is missing or corrupted in
WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM
It does not boot up at all. If you press a key it restarts the computer.

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ok now we are gettign some where. can it start in safe mode. then do a roll back from system restore. if not your only option will be to get the xp cd and do a repair or extract the file thats corrupted.

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The thing is, I think it would be easy if I could just find out which files to put in the windows folder. I am currently running linux on the same machine as we speak and I have full access to the HD and the system folder. Just not sure what to do.

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That's correct, the links have similar information. My point got lost in my ramble........
You can try the instructions in either link, but you will eventually have to do a repair install to fix your situation.

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seeing that u can't boot to any mode u will need to have the win xp cd to resole this. the computer error is reffereing to config.nt file in the system32 directory.

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I can get to that file when I boot up linux, so I can move and edit any files I want, just not in windows.

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