Solved Windows XP could not start because ...

August 4, 2011 at 11:03:00
Specs: Windows XP, 4GB

Today i had a electrical problem and afterwards i got the message Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
Recovery console wont start when booting with XP SP3 disk. I installed XP on drive D and i can boot right now. So can anyone tell me what i can do to repair the windows and drive C ?
Best regards

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#1
August 4, 2011 at 14:17:46
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Easy Way --- Note that this doesn't always work.
When you are booting your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence, meaning after it does the Power On Self Test.
Once you press the F8 key, you will be taken to a Menu. Select "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration".
It will now attempt to load Windows XP using a past set of configuration files.

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#2
August 4, 2011 at 14:51:39

If the easy dos'nt work, here is a selection of other tools, just a matter of finding one that you are comfortable with.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.free-av.de/en/tools/12/a...
http://www.geckoandfly.com/2008/11/...

AVG Rescue CD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTAB...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd
Guide
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/226386
http://www.avg.com/us-en/226386
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/226386#utils
http://free.avg.com/us-en/226162
http://www.guidingtech.com/2083/avg...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
FAQ
http://free.avg.com/us-en/faq.num-2...
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/faq?num=10...
Download Rescue CD (for CD creation)
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-f...
Download Rescue CD (for USB stick)
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-f...
http://reboot.pro/12886/

Rescue CD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/sec...

Kaspersky Rescue Disk
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...
Create Bootable Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk
http://www.techmixer.com/create-boo...

Dr.Web LiveCD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.freedrweb.com/livecd

Paragon Rescue Kit Express
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.paragon-software.com/hom...

eScan Rescue Disk
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.escanav.com/english/cont...

UltraBootCD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.ultrabootcd.com/

The Perfect Rescue Tool
http://www.informationweek.com/news...
http://www.informationweek.com/news...

Ultimate Boot CD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
FAQ
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/faq.html

Hiren's BootCD
http://www.hiren.info/
http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

SystemRescueCd
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...
Online manual
http://www.sysresccd.org/Online-Man...

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD
http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm
How do I create a bootable Windows XP CD using BartPE?
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_create_...
PeToUSB
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=pet...

Trinity Rescue Kit
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinit...
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...
Usage Howto
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...

Super Grub
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-...
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/U...
Forum
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/forum/
Tutorials
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/super...
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/B...
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2677-supe...

Vba32
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.anti-virus.by/en/vba32re...

Panda SafeCD
http://research.pandasecurity.com/P...


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