i cant boot up windows xp, corrupt system 32

September 8, 2010 at 00:25:37
Specs: Windows XP
I cant boot up windows xp, it say system32 is corrupt. when I try to boot from CD, it doesn't take me to repair page where I need to press 'r'. message appears that an unexpected error occured.
I need to access my desktop, it's an old desktop with SP2 installed. please help!

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September 10, 2010 at 23:01:44
Cannot Start Windows XP if the System or Software Hive Is Missing or Damaged
SYMPTOMS:
When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:
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
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How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
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When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:
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.

«400» Pci.sys Error When Starting Windows
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When you start Windows, you could receive an error similar to:
File is missing or corrupt: C:\Winnt\System32\Drivers\Pci.sys
To restore the file, either perform an in-place upgrade or expand the file from the Recovery Console:
1. Start the Recovery Console.
2. Select the installation you wish to access.
3. Enter the Administrator password.
4. Enter MAP to determine the drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM.
5. Type: Expand <CD-ROM drive:>\i386\pci.sy_ c:\Winnt\System32\drivers /y.
You should receive: pci.sys1 file(s) expanded.
6. Type exit to terminate Recovery Console.


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