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Missing or corupt file

Hey,
on my friends computer when you boot it up it comes up with the error:

The windows file \windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt.

We have a xp cd and we started it up and hit "R" to repair then it asks me to log on with administrator password and after that is completed it goes to dos mode in the C:\>Windows\

What do i do from there to finish repairing the hard drive?
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  1. You're in the repair console. You want to repair your windows install. You need to skip past that first screen, where you typed R, to enter the repair console.

    Follow these screenshots as a guide.
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html
  2. Best answer
    Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q307545

    Good Luck..
  3. omg wow he better pay me for this one lol Thanks for the help guys i appreciate it.
  4. Best answer selected by jr_2431.
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