I recently installed software that came with a new digital camcorder. While I was playing back the video something happened and the screen locked up.
I have an optical usb mouse which stays lit up and after this the lights went out on it.
I couldnt figure out how to remedy the situation so I hit the reset switch.
Now I get the following: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt : \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
Boot to the Recovery Console.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak
Hopefully you did much more than you indicated on the screen, your post only showed Part 1 of a 3 Part process. The MS Fix you referenced also assumes that you are running FAT 32, if you are running NTFS you must be logged on as the Admin, or a member of the Admin group, otherwise you will be denied access to the system folders.