black screen with windows\system32\system

February 13, 2011 at 14:51:06
Specs: Windows Vista
hi..i have a dell dimension 4700 , on bootup,i get the black screen with the system32 error.i have tried reboot and recovery discs,but am not sure i am doing it right ,because u hearthe disc drive go then stops.can someone help please ... i can't get it into safe mode or safe mode wwith networking.or even to the windows screen


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February 13, 2011 at 15:05:34
Oops - if the Dimension 4700 has Vista on it, this post is about how you recover from that error in XP - you need to do similar for Vista but I don't have that specific info.....
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This solution can be used if you get any of these errors:

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE

Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate

System error: Lsass.exe
When trying to update a password the return status indicates that the value provided as the current password is not correct.
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There are two ways to recover from that, without you losing any of your personal data that you have added to the Windows partition.

Dell computers that came with XP on them usually came with an XP Re-installation CD or similar when they were new. You can use that the same way as a Windows CD in the following info.


For an answer about what to do about it, see response 3 in this (emachines system):
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...
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February 14, 2011 at 04:53:49
well thanks , but there is one problem !! i can't get into the computer to download anything. i 'm just a rookie at this stuff.. i just get the black screen on power up

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#3
February 14, 2011 at 07:11:27
You have this Topic listed in the XP forum, but you list the operating system as Vista.

Is XP on the Dimension 4700 ?

If yes, then the procedures I provided the link to will work.

If yes, do you have the Dell XP Re-installation CD or similar for the 4700 ?

You are presently still attempting to load Windows from the hard drive, and Windows is obviously not working properly.

What you need to do is to boot from (the operating system that is on) an XP CD rather than the hard drive, and do one of the two procedures I provided the link to.

Insert an XP CD in an optical (CD or DVD) drive, then boot the computer.
If the Boot Order or similar settings in your bios Setup are correct, you will see a line early in the boot sequence "Press a key to boot from CD" or similar - you press a key while that line is on the screen.

If you do not see "Press a key to boot from CD" or similar , then you need to
set your Boot Order or similar settings in your bios Setup so that you can boot the computer from (the operating system on) a bootable CD or DVD.
You should see a line while booting "Press xxx for Setup" or similar while booting.
As I recall the key is F2 for Dell computers.
Once Setup has been loaded, find the Boot Order or similar settings.
Set them like so
Floppy drive
CD-Rom or similar
Hard Drive
if Network boot or similar is there that should be after Hard Drive.
Save bios settings - the computer will restart.


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