I've got a clients laptop that has had the system32/config/system missing or corrupt error coming up. We have tried to extract a copy from the cd to the drive which has overwritten successfully but still won't start due to the same error.
We've also followed Microsofts recommendation regarding making a TMP file etc but this still won't work.
We can wipe it if need be but they don't have the product key for their Office 2003 which is installed on it and they're not willing to pay for another copy (which is understandable). If we could get this then we could wipe and re-install. As we have tried messing around replacing the boot files which presume that we have also inadvertantly wiped of the registry key containing the office key.
If you can think of any way around this then please let us know.