Hello all, so I have been attempting to follow the steps listed here:
to help me rebuild this BSoD I've been getting about a missing System File.
When I run the command "copy c:\windows\system32\config
I get a message saying File not Found. This is fairly normal since this file is most likely missing and therefor causing my problem.
I run all the other commands listed in that link with no issues. When I get to the bottom and run "copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config
\system" it tells me that the File specified cannot be found. I've double checked and triple checked for no typos. I reviewed several other sites with that set of commands to run.
Obviously, I am missing the "System" file. I thought the purpose of the last section was to copy a good version of the System file into the System32 directory. How can it be that the recovery directory does not have this System file?
Can I simply copy and paste this file from a different Xp Pro machine? Is there something I am missing here?
My shop is only open Mon-Fri so I wont be able to check this thread nor try anything till Monday morning. However, I will be checking back here and responding at that time. Thanks again.
Microsoft has a bulletin on the process:
My preferred method is to boot BartPE (CD with bootable Windows XP) and save some steps:
Go to a command prompt
Go to the drive letter of your hard drive (probably C:)
move system regbu
move security regbu
move default regbu
move sam regbu
move software regbu
Then you use the explorer to find the System Volume Information folder on the boot drive
Look in the _Restore..... folder. You'll see a number of snapshots. Go into the most recent and you'll see a folder named Snapshot. You can copy the five registry files from there to \windows\system32\config. Then you'll rename each to get rid of the REGISTRY_.... stuff at the beginning.