missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system
Posted on 2007-04-11
Have XP Home on boot I am getting a The following file is missing or corrupt c:\windows\system32\config\system
I have tried going into recovery console but it asks for an administrator password which I don't know.
So I tried running NT Password Renew and although it said that it had changed the password it didn't.
I then used the Ultimate boot CD to run chkdsk /r which ran but I am still getting the same error.
I then investigated a bit further and Microsoft suggest going into Windows/repair and copying the old system file from their and replacing the damaged one, problem is that the reapir folder is empty.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for things to try?
Given the choice i would rather fix than format and reinstall
Thanks in advance