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Anonymous
April 23, 2005 8:49:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

Trying to fix my daughter's computer. She's running Windows 2000 and when
you boot up it stalls and says the following:

"Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
corrupt: \winnt\system32\config\systemced , you can attempt to repair by
starting Windows 2000 setup using the original Setup floppy disk or CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

Problem - we don't have the windows 2000 cd, is there anything we can do?
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Thanks,
T

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Anonymous
April 23, 2005 10:01:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

If the system hive is corrupt, and assuming you already tried LKG (F8 and
choose Last Known Good), It may be possible to rename the system hive found
in
%windir%\system32\config\system
to system.old
then rename
%windir%\system32\config\system.alt
to
%windir%\system32\config\system

You can also try using the most recent backup found in
%windir%\repair\regback

If that fails you haven't much choice but to copy/ use the
original-as-installed system hive from
%windir%\repair\system
to
%windir%\system32\config\system
You'll need to reinstall the device drivers for any hardware added since the
original OS install.

To start the Recovery Console, start the computer from the Windows 2000
Setup CD or the Windows 2000 Setup floppy disks. If you do not have Setup
floppy disks and your computer cannot start from the Windows 2000 Setup CD,
use another Windows 2000-based computer to create the Setup floppy disks.
Press ENTER at the "Setup Notification" screen. Press R to repair a Windows
2000 installation, and then press C to use the Recovery Console. The
Recovery Console then prompts you for the administrator password. If you do
not have the correct password, Recovery Console does not allow access to the
computer. If an incorrect password is entered three times, the Recovery
Console quits and restarts the computer. Note If the registry is corrupted
or missing or no valid installations are found, the Recovery Console starts
in the root of the startup volume without requiring a password. You cannot
access any folders, but you can carry out commands such as chkdsk, fixboot,
and fixmbr for limited disk repairs. Once the password has been validated,
you have full access to the Recovery Console, but limited access to the hard
disk. You can only access the following folders on your computer: drive
root, %systemroot% or %windir%


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"waymorechips" wrote:
| Trying to fix my daughter's computer. She's running Windows 2000 and when
| you boot up it stalls and says the following:
|
| "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
| corrupt: \winnt\system32\config\systemced , you can attempt to repair by
| starting Windows 2000 setup using the original Setup floppy disk or
CD-ROM.
| Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"
|
| Problem - we don't have the windows 2000 cd, is there anything we can do?
| --
| Thanks,
| T
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 12:52:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

waymorechips wrote:
> Trying to fix my daughter's computer. She's running Windows 2000 and when
> you boot up it stalls and says the following:
>
> "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
> corrupt: \winnt\system32\config\systemced , you can attempt to repair by
> starting Windows 2000 setup using the original Setup floppy disk or CD-ROM.
> Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"
>
> Problem - we don't have the windows 2000 cd, is there anything we can do?



Sometimes, the Registry Repair utility available from Microsoft can fix
problems of this sort. It doesn't solve every problem, but it's worth a
try, particularly since any other repair would first require you to
re-locate your original Win2K installation CD, or acquire another.

Registry Repair Utility download for Windows 2000-based computers
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830570&Product=win2000


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