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Corrupt "System" file in CONFIG directory

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Anonymous
May 31, 2004 2:09:23 PM

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

A bad sector wiped out the System file (and its backup)
in the WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG directory. I can only
access my system using some IBM Thinkpad diagnostics
(which provides access to the drives via DOS).

- Is this file specific to my machine (IBM Thinkpad
T30)?
- Anyone have a T30 w/ a 40gb drive that could e-mail me
a replacement?
- Where else can I find a replacement for this file (try
search for "SYSTEM" on MS sometime!)?
Anonymous
May 31, 2004 4:42:34 PM

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

Greetings --

The precise recovery steps are here:

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from
Starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545

Once you've recovered, you might want to look here, as well:

How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705


Bruce Chambers
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having both at once. - RAH


"RC Drisko" <rcdrisko@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:15a2601c44732$055e0080$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> A bad sector wiped out the System file (and its backup)
> in the WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG directory. I can only
> access my system using some IBM Thinkpad diagnostics
> (which provides access to the drives via DOS).
>
> - Is this file specific to my machine (IBM Thinkpad
> T30)?
> - Anyone have a T30 w/ a 40gb drive that could e-mail me
> a replacement?
> - Where else can I find a replacement for this file (try
> search for "SYSTEM" on MS sometime!)?
>
Anonymous
May 31, 2004 7:17:15 PM

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

Greetings --

Oops, wrong OS.

Try this, instead:

How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705

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


Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@nospamcableone.net> wrote in message
news:%23UvML8zREHA.916@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Greetings --
>
> The precise recovery steps are here:
>
> How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP
from
> Starting
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>
> Once you've recovered, you might want to look here, as well:
>
> How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>
>
> Bruce Chambers
> --
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
> having both at once. - RAH
>
>
> "RC Drisko" <rcdrisko@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:15a2601c44732$055e0080$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> > A bad sector wiped out the System file (and its backup)
> > in the WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG directory. I can only
> > access my system using some IBM Thinkpad diagnostics
> > (which provides access to the drives via DOS).
> >
> > - Is this file specific to my machine (IBM Thinkpad
> > T30)?
> > - Anyone have a T30 w/ a 40gb drive that could e-mail me
> > a replacement?
> > - Where else can I find a replacement for this file (try
> > search for "SYSTEM" on MS sometime!)?
> >
>
>
Anonymous
June 1, 2004 2:20:59 AM

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

If the system hive is corrupt, and assuming you already tried LKG, 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. 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: %systemroot% and %windir%


--
Regards,

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


"RC Drisko" wrote:
|A bad sector wiped out the System file (and its backup)
| in the WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG directory. I can only
| access my system using some IBM Thinkpad diagnostics
| (which provides access to the drives via DOS).
|
| - Is this file specific to my machine (IBM Thinkpad
| T30)?
| - Anyone have a T30 w/ a 40gb drive that could e-mail me
| a replacement?
| - Where else can I find a replacement for this file (try
| search for "SYSTEM" on MS sometime!)?
|
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