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Where can I find SYSTEM file?

I am running Windows XP Home Edition on my computer. The SYSTEM file has been corrupted. I tried the repair disc to no avail. If I were to just replace it with any SYSTEM file (as long as it is from an XP OS), would that work? If so, where could I find one or on the repair disc or anywhere on the net?
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Erwin Krisch
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Erwin KrischAuthor Commented:
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Kamaraj SubramanianApplication Support AnalystCommented:
in most cases it will work. If any dll file then you need to register before use.

regsvr32 <dll_name>
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HamStabCommented:
Are you getting the error that says: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt C:\windows\system32\config\system?

Read over http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Windows/C:%5Cwindows%5Csystem32%5Cconfig%5Csystem_missing_or_corrupt.html and it will walk you through ways to fix this error.

You can also try Reimage Trial http://www.reimage.com/registration.php?trial=seven and burn it to ISO from another computer. This requires a Windows XP disk as well
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Erwin KrischAuthor Commented:
Can you be more specific in terms of where to find and how to do the above?
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LMiller7Commented:
Could you be more specific about which file this is? What is the file path?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The SYSTEM file is a major part of the Registry - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - you cannot just replace it off the CD.  

Please see:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
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Erwin KrischAuthor Commented:
I got it working to the point that I see the Windows XP first screen when booting the system, but after a few seconds it reboots. However, I am able to access safe mode. Any ideas as of why it does this and how to fix it?
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HamStabCommented:
You should try the Reimage i posted above. I have had great success with it in the shop here on even two computers today getting them to load into windows. This only works on XP computers. If safe mode with networking works and allows you to connect to the internet, then you could try reimage inside of safemode with networking.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Reimage is a PAID service.  I've used it... it works about 75% of the time.  You can follow the link I posted which is titled "How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting"
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HamStabCommented:
Reimage has a trial for 3 days that you can run unlimited fixes on computers for those three days. However, the link that leew should fix the problem also.
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Erwin KrischAuthor Commented:
I gave up with trying and installed the OS from scratch. Thanks people.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I object, The asker didn't appropriately describe what was going on nor what he did - and we requested more information.  Nonetheless, given the problem described the link I posted should have been able to recover the system in about 15 minutes - if it was even read.

Lacking further explanation on the part of burgkunstadt as to what EXACTLY was done and how exactly the instructions posted failed, I believe the question should be awarded to HamStab (#26147027)
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