Without the XP CD you'll find yourself completely stuck though, as you have no way to access the DOS/command prompt and copy the back up into the system32/config folder. For many XP desktops, the CD/DVD to install Windows was never delivered by the dealer; otherwise, the disk might have been long lost. All the credit to You! Reboot back into Windows XP using most recently known working version of the SYSTEM file. have a peek here
This said to me that BIOS is saying "I see all your hardware, but your HDD is going in and out so I'm going in and out because I can't finger EasyRE will test for and attempt to automatically correct errors with the disk, partition, bootsector, filesystem, bootloader, and registry. md tmp 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 delete c:\windows\system32\config\system delete c:\windows\system32\config\software delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam delete c:\windows\system32\config\security delete c:\windows\system32\config\default copy c:\windows\repair\system Reply Krystle May 17, 2013 I dont get it. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/307545
Iv'e formatted and repaired over and over. If you need a step by step heres a link: http://icompute.info/System_restore_from_xp_cd.htm There are also several other ways to do this. This worked perfectly :))))
Big thanks from france !
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