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power went off and..

By TIBURON63 ·
Hi, i can't load win2000 pro after lights went off.. there is a warning sayin "missing or corrupted files" winnt\system32\config\system.... please help...i have a dual boot stanalone pc with 2000 pro and win XP..i tried using the win2000pro CD but the system could not fix the problem..i can acces the partition where win2000 pro files are when logged into win XP, but i dont know what should i do next...help thanks

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by dafunk In reply to power went off and..

Your power outage has caused crucial system files to corrupt. This is why people use UPS's in their setup. I would completely partition and format the drive, then do a fresh OS installation. I'm sure there is an easier/quicker why to fix, such aspatching the files back. Even with this method, you can never be fully sure if other files weren't corrupted that may cause trouble down the road. I had to do this once before and it served me well, though there are probably other methods. I'm not a pro (not yet):).

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