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Missing or Corrupt File in Win XP Pro

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Unable to start Windows XP Professional due to missing or corrupt C:\windows\system32config\system or c:\windows\system32\config\system.log.

Unable to start into safe mode, debugging or any of the mode in Windows Advanced Option Menu.

How can I create such boot disk so that I can replace file(s) in command prompt mode?

Any better solution other than re-format it?

John Powell
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Missing or Corrupt File in Win XP Pro

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STOP Messages literally mean Windows has stopped! These appear only in the NT-based operating systems: Win NT, Win 2000, and Win XP. Most are hardware issues. STOP messages are identified by an 8-digit hexadecimal number, but also commonly writtenin a shorthand notation; e.g., a STOP 0x0000000A may also be written Stop 0xA. Four additional 8-digit hex numbers may appear in parentheses, usually unique to your computer and the particular situation. If you cannot find your STOP Message below, try searching the Microsoft Knowledge Base for at least the first hexadecimal number in the STOP message (e.g., 0x0000001e) and for name of any specified file.

http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp

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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING OF STOP MESSAGES: If you can’t find a specific reference to your problem, running through the following checklist stands a good chance of resolving the problem for you:

If you’ve recently added new hardware, remove it and retest.

Run hardware diagnostics supplied by the manufacturer.

Make sure device drivers and system BIOS are up-to-date.

However, if you’ve installed new drivers just before the problem appeared, try rolling them back to the older ones.

Open the box and make sure all hardware is correctly installed, well seated, and solidly connected.

Confirm that all of your hardware is on the Hardware Compatibility List. If some of it isn’t, then pay particular attention to the non-HCL hardware in your troubleshooting.

Check for viruses.

Examine the System Log and Application Log in Event Viewer for other recent errors that might give further clues.

Investigate recently added software.

Examine (and try disabling) BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Missing or Corrupt File i ...

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See this link for the very detailed breakdown of all the preceding troubleshooting steps, the respective resolution, and additional links related to this problem.

http://www.aumha.org/kbestopz.htm

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Good luck,

Maxwell

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