Where can I download a \windows\system32\config\system file?

November 4, 2016 at 21:28:21
Specs: windows xp, intel Atom/500mb ram
I have the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\\SYSYEM
Line of code missing + it happened right out the blue,+ because dont have a disc drive i cant fix ot as easy as other p.c.s.Can u help me by way pf doing ot by usb by any chance..
Thanks Scott Thallon.

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#1
November 4, 2016 at 21:32:46
My notebook doesnt have a discdrive

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#2
November 4, 2016 at 23:19:07
What do you mean by "Line of code missing"? What line of code?
How do you know it is missing? Exactly which file do you want?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
November 5, 2016 at 01:01:12
I don't know about a 'line of code missing' error but if it's 'missing or corrupted' here's some info:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

That assumes it's not booting into windows and you need to start with the xp cd. Then you copy files from the windows\repair folder into the windows\system32\config folder.

If you only have a USB port for external drive support you really ought to get an external CD or DVD drive. Otherwise you'll need to create a bootable pendrive or whatever USB drive you use and copy to it those files from another xp computer. Then boot your junker with it and copy the files to their correct location.

If by chance it is booting into windows try doing a system restore to an earlier date.


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#4
November 5, 2016 at 02:53:11
You can't just download this file from another computer. It is part of the Windows Registry, and is unique to the computer. The method described in #3 is the correct way to deal with the problem - use a previous copy of the file stored on your computer. Be aware that this process will lose some Registry information, so some reconfiguration/reinstallation of programs may be necessary to effect a complete repair.

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#5
November 5, 2016 at 03:32:12
Registry entries can be rolled back with a system restore.

Have you tried restoring to a previous point in time?


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#6
November 5, 2016 at 04:54:50
Ah, he's asking about SYSTEM.INI ?

It's been a long time since I looked at it, but doesn't SYSTEM.INI
pretty much get re-built every time the computer starts up?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
November 5, 2016 at 07:21:07
"he's asking about SYSTEM.INI ?"

I don't think so. SYSTEM.INI is in the Windows folder. He's asking about WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/windows-s...

http://ccm.net/faq/5186-windows-xp-...

http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

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#8
November 5, 2016 at 11:15:06
My apologies. I've never dug deeply into XP, and my
memory seems less reliable than ever. Carry on.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#9
November 5, 2016 at 16:44:20
Yeah the 'system' file in WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM doesn't have an extension. I first thought it was just part of the path too.

When I said to copy the files from another xp computer I meant copy the files from the windows\repair folder on the second computer but I guess if he makes something to boot from it's no problem to copy them from the repair folder on the ailing computer. It was late.


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