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Q: I think I have missing files or corrupt files

I apologize in advance for posting this twice. I think I may have put it originally in the wrong area.

I had terrible problems with spyware and some trojans. I received much help here and fixed that right up. No problems with that now but I still have some issues that haven't been corrected and I don't have a windows XP CD. It didn't come with my computer and I never bought one. Here's the problems I've noticed just so far......

1) No search option under start, search. Nothing shows but a blank box and the dog. I have no way to do a search for files or to choose options for a search.

2) In my control panel, when I click on both IE troubleshooting link and Network Diagnostics link does nothing.

3) I have no system restore. When I click on it, it does nothing.

4) I switched to Firefox as my browser since I encountered all of the problems with trojans, etc. so I can't get windows updates unless I use IE. When I click on IE and go to tools, windows update, I get a blank page. Nothing on it. It's the same way if I go directly to the microsoft homepage and try it from there. Blank page again.

5) No way to use windows media player. Apparently I downloaded something with my current version and now it's disabled and had to be uninstalled. I installed a new version but after the set up, I received an error message and it closes right up. I don't even have time to write down what it says.

Now, the programs I have downloaded to fix my problems with ads and trojans or to show log files for help are:
1) Registry Mechanic (paid for that one)
2) Spybot (had that one)
3) AVG since this trojan took out my Norton Systemworks
4) Vcleaner (an AVG add-on or something)
5) Adaware SE Personal
6) NoAdware (paid for that one)
7) TDS-3 Professional
8) CW Shredder
9) AboutBuster
10) HiJack this!

My question is, how can I find out if I'm missing files, have corrupted files or whatever so some of my options work again? I notice my system is slower now as well yet all of these programs show nothing.

Please help if possible and many thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: I think I have missing files or corrupt files

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: I think I have missing files or corrupt files

noadaware is not a recommended program there are plenty of free programs available without buying them
did you receive any restore disks with the computer as you can make an xp disk from the restore disk
some comps you have to make your restore disks from the computer yourself,from what i have read
is there a sticker on the back or the side of the computer with the xp serial on it
borrow a copy of xp and in the run box type
sfc /scannow
and press enter
if it finds anything wrong with the system files it will ask for the xp disk to repair them

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Hi, 

I've recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 enterprise. I have onedrive account with files synced to cloud, before upgrading i've backed up onedrive files locally in my computer. Some of those files can't be opened after upgrade, formats include
.docx and .xlsx and .png. Most of these files were in direct onedrive main/root folder rather than in subfolders. As i can see those images in subfolders can be opened but not doc and excel files.

How can i view those files again, why have they become corrupt, what could I do in future to prevent these problems

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hi there, please help . i played with my registry and deleted something in there that i thought it wont be of use anymore. (cant even remember what did i delete.) next morning i cant open my system. it says "cant find ,missing /corrupt files". thing is i dont have my original xp cd anymore. anything i can do to fix it ? i want to get back some important files in there.
 

A:missing/corrupt files

Try starting in safe mode with minimal drivers, then maybe you can do a system restore.
 

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ok, So I have burnt many different ISO CDs trying to fix this error. It seems with all of my CDs I am not having any luck. So I went on my laptop (which was running seven starter) and cleaned out my cache and registry to try again... I tried both burnt ISO disks, (both burnt at lowest speed, 3x I think... The lowest for PowerISO) one 7100 and one 7600 build, and both get same results...

Build 7100: Gets past "copying windows files", then gets to "expanding windows files", and stays at 0% before giving me the missing file or corrupt ISO error...
Build 7600: Gets pas "copying windows files", then gets to "expanding windows files", and actually gets to 97% before giving me the corrupt ISO or missing file error...

Now im not sure what to do at this point, my computer is useless atm because these actions have cause windows 7 starter to not connect at all... Any help please??? T.T

Thanks in advance.

A:Missing files or corrupt ISO

Hi Kris

Redownload your ISO's.

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Hi,

After two days of trying to recover my vista installation I've got a new version of vista and it it's still telling me i've got missing or corrupt files.

Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going crazy!!!!

What more can I do!!!!!!!!

Where can get the correct files/ a good recovery disk/ a bootable virus cd (tried bit defender - didn't work).

I've read soooo many pages about this and nothing works. Startup repair - doesn't work; complete system recovery - doesn't work; formatting during the vista installation - doesn't work.
Please help!!!

A:Missing and Corrupt files

if you have tried all of the system repair options its time to start checking out the hardware, download bootable diagnostic software for checking out your harddrive from the manufactorers website and try that for starters.
next do the same for memory.
another cause of bad data could be the psu or motherboard with a fault but they take a more experience eye to solve, while the case is open and with power disconnected check to see all parts are free of dust and cable connectors are snug.

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I just turned on a computer I haven't used in a while. I t turns on but then about thirty seconds go and I get a screen it says:
WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT:
windows/system/vgaoem.fon
It says it could be repaired by selecting "r" at the first screen and to use the original start up disk.
My problem is that the first page doesn't show up, I think the bios page pops up for a sec but thats it, I cant get to the bios. Then the page that I just explained comes up. Ive pressed R about a thousand times but nothing is working. Am I? FUBARed.

A:Files Missing or Corrupt?

Hi,

I think what they are saying is you need to do a repair install. You can do that by setting your boot order in the BIOS setup menu to:

CDRom
Floppy
Boot Drive

Be sure to save before you exit.

Put in the OS disk, let it boot and select "R" for Repair Install.

Another way to get back to where you were is to try starting by safe mode....then enter the Restore feature and restore to an earlier date.

Let us know if we can help further.

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Having wiped my hard drive clean with a third party software so as to do a clean install and using the six boot up disk,after getting to the part of it formatting to ntfs then finishing ,a error message came up with missing or corrupt .sif file,i then again tried 2 more times using my boot disk but came up with same problem.
The pc that im reinstalling is my wifes,well anyway i decided since either the floppies are a flop (sorry) .I went into bios and changed the bootup to cdrom as first and put floppy drive as third,after doing so i placed in my xp cd and rebooted ,when doing so it went through the same prcedures but actually started to workand all came out ok.
I have also read where there had been a few people that did what i have done but without succes,not sure if they had gone through bios to change or not ,and not sure if the bootup disk are missing files even though i downloaded them from Microsoft.
Any comments on why it may have worked for me and not othersw.

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Hi cannot get on the web. tried to repair windows xp pro but a error message say the c\windows\system32\inetcomm.dll is missing or corrupt. Also when I try to start the web i get error that says Entry point Set Dll directry w could not be located in the dymamic link library Kernel32.dll How do i fix these issues anybody
 

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Have had a numerous small niggling ?not responding? things on numerous programmes, and the most frustrating of them all is the Adobe Flash Player, as I have lost all Window start up and closing down sound; and no audio on YouTube, but still have audio on Media Player for some attachments.

I am thinking of uninstalling IE8 and reinstall it again to see if it may make a difference.

Then I began to wonder when I was having this problem with Flash Player six months back and trying to solve the problem and accepting advice from others on the forums to delete certain elements that may be causing the audio problem; is there a possibility that there was a corrupted file or the file that I deleted shouldn?t have been deleted.

Therefore, I was wondering if the Acer Recovery CD could be used to fix any corrupted file and replace any file that I may have deleted. Is there a means that the Recovery CD can be used this way.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

A:Win XP corrupt or missing files.

Hello wop

The Recovery CD cannot be used on the same way as the XP installation CD

So, check if you have a folder
C:\I386
on the hard drive.

Or
explore your Recovery CD and look for an I386 folder. It will be pretty large in size.
If you can find it, copy it to the root of "C" so that you have
C:\I386

Now you will need to tell your computer you have the files on your PC.
Start/Run and type in
Regedit
OK

Then navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries here on the right hand side. The one we want is called:
SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive. All you need to do is change it to:
C:\
Double click the SourcePath setting and a new box will pop up allowing you to make the change.

Now restart your computer and try it out
Start/Run and type in
sfc /scannow (there is a space before /)
OK

Typically the "Insert CD" message has only an OK and Cancel button. Press OK, allowing it to fail. The next dialog will typically ask you to provide the location of the CD-ROM; just type in the full path of the I386 directory

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Hello, I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum.

I have been using an external hard drive nexstar 3 for a couple of years now. Trouble is, I've noticed that quite a number of files (notepad, word etc.) and also many image files are missing or corrupt. I have defragmented hard drive as well as searched for errors.

It's not full to capacity, in fact it 125 GB of free space left, so I'm not quite sure what's going on. Is there anything I can do to get my files and images back? Images are there but when I attempt to open them the error in a pop up states:

1. could not complete your request because invalid SOS, DHT, DQT, OR EOI JPEG marker is found before a JPEG SOI marker

2. could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found

Word docs/notepad files are also there but again when I go to open them the documents are full of weird text.

Not all files are corrupt, most I can view but I would say that at least 30% of the docs and images on the external HD are corrupt in some way. Can anyone suggest anything, or are they pretty much lost for good?

Thanks

p.s I'm not sure if I need to give more info on the hard drive??
 

A:Missing/Corrupt Files

Welcome to the TSG forums...

As you mentioned, more information about your external HDD would be appreciated... I'm curious about the HDD inside your external enclosure; how is it formatted? FAT32 or NTFS? What size is it? What make and model is the HDD itself? I realize that you might not have ever opened the enclosure, but I'd really like to know some specific details about the HDD... I understand that it is a Nexstar product, but I want to know the BRAND of the HDD itself to see if we can do some tests with disk utility software from the HDD maker...

The BAD news is, those corrupted files are probably damaged beyond repair. I'd suggest that you copy them (COPY them, do NOT try to MOVE them) onto your internal HDD as soon as possible, then burn them to a CD/DVD, just in case any of them can be salvaged. I know that will seem like a lot of work; it IS a lot of work, but if you really want to try to save any of that data, burning those files to an optical disk is probably your best bet.

OTOH, if you have some fairly large flash drives (AKA USB thumb drives) lying around, you could try to copy the files from the Nexstar3 HDD to the flash drives, which would avoid the process of copying to the internal HDD first, then burning them onto optical media...

Lastly, just about ANY type of flash media you can read and write to from your computer would also work; my digital camera uses SD media, and I have SD card readers in two of my systems. I've used my SD ca... Read more

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Have had a numerous small niggling “not responding” things on numerous programmes, and the most frustrating of them all is the Adobe Flash Player, as I have lost all Window start up and closing down sound; and no audio on YouTube, but still have audio on Media Player for some attachments.

I am thinking of uninstalling IE8 and reinstall it again to see if it may make a difference.

Then I began to wonder when I was having this problem with Flash Player six months back and trying to solve the problem and accepting advice from others on the forums to delete certain elements that may be causing the audio problem; is there a possibility that there was a corrupted file or the file that I deleted shouldn’t have been deleted.

Therefore, I was wondering if the Acer Recovery CD could be used to fix any corrupted file and replace any file that I may have deleted. Is there a means that the Recovery CD can be used this way.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

A:Win XP corrupt or missing files

You can run System File Check by clicking Start / Run and type in sfc /scannow ( be sure to leave a space between sfc and /scannow ) Have your installation cd handy as it will ask for it to correct errors. Also if your low on ram you can run the free scan at http://www.crucial.com/ to see how much you have and how much you can add. You can also free up space by storing photos and videos online for free at http://photobucket.com/
 

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Hi,
I keep on getting a blue error screen. And it says "dumping memory". It also saya stuff like "IRQL not less or equal", "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" and files missing or corrupt specifically System32/drivers/pci.
How can i fix this problem?

Thanks for your help,

Steve
 

A:Missing or Corrupt files

First download and run a memory tester. The program you download will make a bootable floppy for you. Boot the computer from the floppy and run the tester; it will take hours to run. Have you checked the event viewer for errors? This can help find the problem.

Post back with results.
 

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Hi Guys

I was given a new sony vaio to be repaired and it was fine until my assistance somehow moved one of the system32 file to a different folder! A mistake on her part :-0

However, now when I start up the laptop, all i can see is a black screen with white text saying:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Ok....seeing as I have the Sony Vaio without a recovery disk (the recovery is in windows) so how am I going to re-install system32\hal.dll if I even I cannot open windows?

I tried to boot it to safe mode but I still get the same error message as above.

Please advise and thank you for your time in advance
Jackie
 

A:Following Files is missing or Corrupt..

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WHAT I WAS DOING: Preparing to install a new printer by first uninstalling the old printer and all associated software. (and other unused programs).FIRST PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED: Software uninstallers failed. Unable to remove programs.OTHER PROBLEMS: CD-ROM drive doesn't always work.OTHER OBSERVATIONS: Network wizard is remembering an old network name. Folders are set to remember settings but they don't. Not all features of programs are working. Defrag reported some files could not be defragged but report did not list file names. KB977914 failedWHAT I'VE DONE SO FAR:Ran disk clean up and defrag.Ran "Check System Compatibility" feature from XP OP disk (all OK)Uninstalled SP3 - Note: Original OP disk includes SP2Ran sfc /scannow and chkdskRESULTS:sfc /scannow -- "Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL Cache."chkdsk -- recovered lost files, corrected errors in the volume bitmap, found problems with the file system (Ran chkdsk /f)At this point I reran sfc /scannow and it produced the same results as noted above (DLL missing). Inserted OP disk and received:"The option to upgrade will not be available at this time because set-up was unable to load the file D:/i386/WINNTUPG/NETUPGRD.DLL. Error performing in page operation."QUESTIONS:1) If i386, in essence, is just a copy of the original OP disk can I just copy the files from disk to PC? But is this the right route to go being that the following was observed... Read more

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Since above post I have...1) attempted to reinstall SP3 ---> it FAILS when it reaches the need to copy Beethovens symphony No. 9.wma. My administrative rights have been altered as I am now unable to access the ALL USERS folder. Did the uninstalling of SP3 affect the original SP2 files, therefore creating the sfc /scannow and chkdsk results?2) Ran malwarebytes and it found multiple PUPS for MyWebSearch and 1 trojan (Vundo). Per report all were fixed successfully. All Users folder is still inaccessible. I'M THINKING MY REGISTRY NEEDS A GOOD LOOKING AT. Who can do this?3) The above DLL (wlanapi.dll) is needed by one known program (cell phone to pc connection)How important is WINNTUPG/NETUPGRD.DLL? Do I need to copy all of the i386 folder from CD (WINXP, SP2) and replace the one on PC?I'm no expert for sure, but I'm really believing the many nuisance problems are all related to registry entries being incorrect and further believing there is a simpler fix than reinstalling the OP system. The system is working quite well other than a few buggy issues.

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Hello,

My HP laptop had Windows Vista and initially it was having blue screen error messages so I did a hard disk and memory test from the BIOS and also System Restore to no avail.

Now I'm having trouble installing Windows 7 into my HP laptop. It's stuck in "Expanding Windows Files" right next to "Copying Windows Files"

It says, "Cannot copy Windows files. It might be missing or corrupt." with error code 0xC..... something like that.

I have already wiped out the disk by deleting the old partitions and created new ones 'coz I chose custom installation.

What am I supposed to do? Please help. . .

Thank you...

A:Windows Files missing or corrupt: 0xC....

Wipe the HDD with KillDisk and try Windows 7 installation again.

http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have an Advent Roma 2001 configured, in PC World style, with a "recovery partition" alongside the system partition and, after resolving a hard disk problem, I found that the machine would not start/boot Windows 7. clearly some necessary files are missing or corrupted, but the normal system recovery tools have not solved the problem(s). I'm familiar with the process for resurrecting XP, but not its counterpart for Windows 7...the files and steps for doing this are rather different. it would seem that pretty much everything else is in place on the hard disk, but certain recovery programs report "0" Windows installations when Win 7 is still in place where it was before the disk problem, e.g. it is available to be selected by the main recovery/startup program...this prog can "see" it, but can't access/boot it.

I'd really appreciate it if someone (or some folks) could map out the steps, files, command line statements, etc. so that I can breathe some life into this anaesthetised device sooner rather than later...I may as well work my way through the whole lot rather than using a trial and error method...that might take a long time. however, I'm also happy to be advised on the approach if and where this unnecessary or inadvisable.

thanks in anticipation,

DH

A:Win 7 boot files missing or corrupt

Try running a Startup Repair as this tutorial explains. You may need to run it three times.

Startup Repair

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When I try to turn on my computer I get the message: Windows could not start because the following is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vgaoem.fon It tells me that I need to install the original CDROM to repair, but I can't find it. Am I screwed, or is there an option? I am runnig windows XP on an hp Pavillion a1130n.
 

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I first noticed a problem when Internet Explorer had trouble opening and staying open>saying IE had terminated abnormally>asking if I wanted to restore previous session>ignoring when I answered either Y or N>blinking with a black screen>freezing the cursor>crashing to a blue screen.

I have 2 pgms called Internet Explorer, one in the "Program Files" folder and a second in the "Program Files (x86)" folder. I don&#8217;t know if I am supposed to have 2 pgms.

I often have both Chrome and IE open at the same time. Chrome does not seem to have a problem. I can get to Outlook by using Chrome to call up msn.com and then logging in to Outlook on msn.com.

I tried to repair IE, but the &#8220;best&#8221; I could do was upgrade from IE10 to IE11. The problem didn&#8217;t go away. I tried many things, including several MicrosoftFixIt programs. I have since noticed that some updates have failed, some Windows 7 files are missing or corrupt, and a variety of other bad things have happened. Additionally, I am puzzled that some items I thought I had removed show up in the logs below.

Windows 7 &#8211; Home Premium v6.1a, Internet Explorer 11. More details in Belarc Advisor. < Removed the Belarc,as it has all your Keys to software products on the computer - not a good idea to post on a public forum - ETAF moderator>

Some clues:
Code 8004FF80
Code 0x80070057 &#8211; Root Cause &#8211; RC_Data Store
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Hi all,

A little help required. My HP laptop (like most) came without Vista on CD.

After a virus issue, now fixed, I have some missing or corrupt file that relate to Windows update (updates will not configure correctly and update has stopped working), windows resore will not step back far enough to resolve the problem.

What options are open to me?

Thanks

David

A:Vista missing or corrupt files

Hi at this point I would go over to the security forum and have them check things out for you and ensure you have no residual infection http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html once you have the all clear come back if your still having issues

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I have an Advent Roma 2001 configured, in PC World style, with a "recovery partition" alongside the system partition and, after resolving a hard disk problem, I found that the machine would not start/boot Windows 7. clearly some necessary files are missing or corrupted, but the normal system recovery tools have not solved the problem(s). I'm familiar with the process for resurrecting XP, but not its counterpart for Windows 7...the files and steps for doing this are rather different. it would seem that pretty much everything else is in place on the hard disk, but certain recovery programs report "0" Windows installations when Win 7 is still in place where it was before the disk problem, e.g. it is available to be selected by the main recovery/startup program...this prog can "see" it, but can't access/boot it.

I'd really appreciate it if someone (or some folks) could map out the steps, files, command line statements, etc. so that I can breathe some life into this anaesthetised device sooner rather than later...I may as well work my way through the whole lot rather than using a trial and error method...that might take a long time. however, I'm also happy to be advised on the approach if and where this unnecessary or inadvisable.

thanks in anticipation,

DH
 

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My mom has an emachine and now it will not load up. We are getting a prompt.....<windowsroot>\system32\hal.dll. We can not find her cd that came with machine any ideas how to fix it..

Please help me..

A:Emachine missing or corrupt files

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
If that doesn't work, you will need an XP CD to fix it.

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Alright so I got an installation disk that actually has files on it and show up on my computer but I have a new problem now in which an error shows up saying that some of the neccesary files are not being found which is really unfortunate. The error code I am getting is: Ox80070017
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Missing or corrupt installation files?

What files are not being found?

Did you try getting the hashes for the .iso you downloaded?

7100 x64 should give these results:

CRC32: 58FB2BE0
MD5: 98341AF35655137966E382C4FEAA282D
SHA-1: FC867FE1AB2E0A9796F9E4D155B44EA6998F4874

HashTab... is the coolest thing ever!

Hope it helps

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I recently went in to my registry and removed some items I should have not and I don't want to refresh or restart windows to it's former state and have to get rid of all the garbage (bloatware) again that comes with a new computer and so on. I have the CBS log files which I could paste if someone wants to help me. I've tried to fix problem myself but cannot. Right now I can't even do windows update it works but doesn't install the update. It's the latest windows defender update. Ive tried renaming software distribution folder and turning off windows update off and on creating a new folder called software distribution folder. But that still didn't work. I'm hoping someone could help me because I play My country 2020 alot which is an app on windows 8 and I'm worried it's going to set my city back to brand new. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Corrupt or missing files

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Hi I have been redirected from the windows xp department to yourselfs They asked me to add the following information in my post.

My computer was only opening in safe mode i ran malewarebytes that found over 300 infections I don't know how, i do regular scans. These were deleted. It is now opening in normal mode but i am still getting security warnings stating the following:

ETPATHS.exe-corrupt file
File or directory C:\Documents and settings\all users\Desktop is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility.

When i run this it wont give me a report.

I have no clue about computers but i have backed up my data i bought the computer from a second hand shop (well known chain) I did not get any windows disc with the computer so i am looking to try and sort it out without one if this is possible.

I was also asked to provide you with the attached files and the following report Thanks in advance



I also ran a hijack this this is that report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 00:24:38, on 17/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Corrupt missing files after virus

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the delay in response. If you still require assistance, please run a new scan with DDS and post the fresh dds.txt and we'll take it from there.

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I've posted a solution(hopefully) here.

Hey guys I need some more help again

After successfully (hopefully more like it) beating the BSOD issue, the trouble just doesn't stop

I noticed sometime after deleting OptimizerPro with MBAM some strange issues with various software started happening on my PC. First and foremost was missing configuration or skin files from the chat client Trillian. One day it was all working fine, but then after shutting down the PC overnight or maybe closing the program and starting it again it would say something like missing skin file upon starting Trillian again. And sure enough after reinstalling the chat client it worked again. Until again it didn't.

I started a chkdsk on C: and it found a bunch of errors and repaired them. After that I noticed that a game from Steam I didn't play in some time, STALKER CoP, was missing a bunch of files too.

Next was XBMC, a guisettings.xml was totally corrupted and it wouldn't start the program after leaving the PC off overnight, while it worked perfectly well the day before.

All the while this was happening Trillian had the most issues, either the skin files were corrupt, or the config files or a couple of times even the skypekit.exe it uses.

I should mention that Windows worked fine even after numerous chkdsk repairs. Again I chalked it up to malware and it was again pretty bad. I don't have the exact logs anymore since I formatted the entire PC last night. I did this because System File Checker was sa... Read more

A:Windows 7 x64 SP1, various files are either corrupt or missing

Hi TemplarLord,

If you have a Windows 7 Installation DVD, you can follow these steps:Boot up into the DVD.
Under the "Install Now" option, click "Repair My Computer".
Open up the Command Prompt
Run the commands you were running in Windows, and the files should be restored.

If you are having any troubles, post back.

techhead287

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Hello well i am on my laptop right now... but last night my computer froze up on me so i just shut it down. Now when i log back into windows I will either get the blue screen of death or it says that i am missing or is corrupt: system32\hal.dll

I have tryed every reboot option to get into windows and nothing happens still goes to that screen forcing me to restart.

How do i fix this? and i am running on xp pro service pack 3 I think the latest out for xp.

It wont let me boot from the CD or reformat/ either cuz it will go to that blue screen of death or missing/corrupt file.

I dont have the windows xp automated recovery disc either i cant find it, is there a place wer i can get it if i need it?

Please help and thanks in advanced!

A:Cant get into windows missing corrupt files - Help!

Hi and welcomne to TSF.
If you have the XP installation disc you can copy hal.dll to the hard drive. Do you know how to get to the Recovery Console?

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XP Pro - Updates Current
AMD X2 64 4600+ Socket AM2
M2N-e Asus mobo
2GB OCZ RAM
7900GT 512MB Gfx
CD/DVD combo drive
WD 200GB HD
(no floppy and no other optical drives)

I recently went through many steps ensuring my system is clean of malware a few days ago in Hijackthis forum. ZAISS blocked several FTP attempts to my PC which I found unusual. Maybe someone was trying to attack my system.

I bought BF2142 installed it then it said I had to download a patch from the EA website. I downloaded it went to install it my comp got way bogged down. I tried to task into BF2142 to close it but my screen glitched and parts of all the windows were showing w/o anyone obviously in focus. I reset my PC.

Now it will not reboot. I had the missing file error hal.dll. Well I tried rebotting doing a few different things using recovery on my (non SP1) XP CD. In the recovery consol typing "dir" led tonothing as it didnt recognize I had a HD. I ran chkdsk and now it recognizes my HD and the hal.dll missing error was replaced with vgaoem.fon missing error. I searched Microsofts website found a way to expand the file from the XP install CD and it worked. Now when I reboot I get a pci.sys missing error.

I may be able to expand this file off of the XP CD as well but what is next? I do not know the expand command for a file in the drivers folder.

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A:Cannot Boot: Missing or Corrupt Files

Hi Damage Inc,


Quote:




P.S. Booting from XP CD then pressing enter to install XP leads me to the EULA and I am stuck at this screen so maybe I cannot reinstall?




Are you trying to do a "Repair" installation, or a "Clean/New" installation?

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For sometime now I have had the problem of adding programs to the startup folder in Windows 7. While searching the net I ran across an article "Easily Add Programs to Windows 7 Startup Folders". That caught eye immediately. The article shows you a easy way to add programs to the Windows startup folder for both the current user and all users of the computer . . . etc. I had followed the instructions until where I had come up to clicking the startup menu. There is no popup to select options. In my case, the clicking of the startup only gives a list of the programs included there. These are Microsoft Office, Say the Time, and Webshots. I note that all are programs that only open with Programs Files (86) - (32 bit). I note that one of the icons that is shown in the tray is not shown in startup. It`s called "Iconoid" and it opens with Program Files - (64 bit). So wonder if I have either missing or corrupted file(s) (one that gives to option of "users or all users"). I have had trouble also installing programs that require 32 bit with 64 bit startup.
So, can any tell me how to replace or missing or corrupt files in Windows 7. Or if there is a program that can remove corrupted files and replace with the files from the Windows 7 CD that came with it.
(I hope this makes sense. I am recovering from a stroke and it makes difficult to follow.)

A:How to replace missing or corrupt files

Have a look at this Tutorial and see if this helps you, it's a way of checking for missing or corrupt system files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope you recover fully from your stroke.

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I have reloaded this one laptop for one of the employees here at work 4 times in the last 2 months. All 4 times it has been because of the same error:

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

windows\System32\Config\System

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.Click to expand...

I have run the repair and it either does nothing or allows the computer to boot once before getting the message again. Every time I wipe the computer and reinstall everything I have to reboot several times and do so with no problem. When I finally feel comfortable that it works I give the laptop to them and within a few days get it back with it giving the same error. This last time I thought it might have been the hard drive failing so I bought a new hard drive and loaded it up, I gave them the computer Friday and it came back to me today, again with the same error. I am running out of ideas, can anyone help?
 

A:Missing or corrupt files on Windows XP

The location is the key to resolving this problem.

The path ... windows\system32\config.... is where the Registry resides. It is almost certain that "something" is causing the Registry to corrupt. There are a number of possibilities as to what the "something" could be.

1. A legal program. Some software which is being installed on the machine is badly written and is causing a critical key in the Registry to corrupt. Typical culprits of this type of error are programs that install deep within the OS such as AntiVirus and Firewall software. (e.g. ZoneAlarm has been known to cause this type of error).

2. An illegal program. Perhaps your user is installing something which they should not be installing. Shareware, Freeware or whatever that is creating havoc with the Registry. A sharp wrap on the knuckles should solve the problem

3. Malware. The machine may be infected with a BIOS virus. BIOS malware goes back a long time with one of the first being the infamous Chernobyl virus back in 1998. More recently, John Hesman of NGSS showed that a BIOS Rootkit could be created using PoC code. Therefore, just because you have changed the disk and reinstalled the OS it does not mean that the machine is "clean". If the machine is infected with a BIOS Rootkit then what you need to do is to remove the CMOS battery for at least 24 hours to completely drain the CMOS memory. Any infection within the BIOS will then be removed. At the same time you ALSO need to perf... Read more

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Hi there eveyone... Im a new member and desperate for some assistance.Im having a problem with loosing or corrupting my windows\system32\config\ system files.I have done 5 clean installs and before my last purchased a new harddrive. Im kinda techy but this ones got me stumped. I resolved the issue byusing the recovery console and the last best snapshot of my drive. It`s since been good but it seems to happen every 2 weeks or there abouts. I consulted microsoft support and they told me to post a hijack log.......this is where i need your help please..Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:55:10 PM, on 30/12/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files ... Read more

A:Missing Or Corrupt Windows System Files

Hi merlo,

Sorry for the delay, we've really been swamped lately. And I'm not sure HijackThis can help with your problem, but if you still need help, please start out by posting a new log in this thread. Please describe what you may have done to fix the problem and what is happening with your system now (since you posted your last log).

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I have just signed upto to Sky anytime so I can watch programs I have missed on my PC. It all installed OK but once I log in I get a message taking me to microsoft. This tells me my licenses are missing or corrupt. It also goes on about DRM files. I have tried to follow the on screen instructions but dont get any where. I tried to reinstall the media player but this didnt help either. Can anyone help me with this in a simple way as Im useless at this sort of thing. All help gratfully recieved.

A:Corrupt Or Missing Media Licenses. Drm Files

When you followed the directions on MS website, did it ask you to download and Active X component?

Are you using IE or Firefox?

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My windows update, windows defender and lots of other programs including Vistart start menu refuse to work. I run the Windowsupdatediagnostic download and it tells me the SFC Output is corrupted or missing. Recently the BITS wasnt working but for some reason found the windows events log was disabled in services. I went to black vipers site and reset all of the services to a standard or safe setting. Yet I cant get anything to work. Ive been running the sfc /scannow in command prompt and it says it found problems but was unable to fix them. It says to check the log files, but when i go to open them they refuse to open and say i dont have administration privileges???

I suddenly got BITS working recently and i swore that would have fixed everything but to no avail. I am afraid to have to to a factory refresh but the problem is I foolishly listened to microsofts suggestion in the store to upgrade this from windows 8 to 8.1 therefore it automatically deletes the windows 8.0 partition on the computer thereby erasing its original operating system with cd key....

I have heard of ones doing a factory reset or refresh and finding since that upgrade they cant get it running without them purchasing it... GAAHHHH!

I have done a system restore, but the last system restore was a month ago and unfortunantly that was when the system was adsactly the same as this. :/

So right now i need to try every possible avenue I can take and want to see if its possible to do a factory refresh without ... Read more

A:Missing or Corrupt Files - Detected SFC Output

Run this batch file as administrator:

dism.bat

Once downloaded, right click it & click Properties & unblock it.

It takes a while to finish.
Keep an eye on it.
You need to because half way through you need to press a key.

Be patient.

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When trying to install Windows XP Home I get an error saying

The following value in the .SIF files is missing or corrupt.
Value 0 on the line in the section [SourceDisksFiles] with key "SP2.cab."

What is this?
 

A:.SIF files corrupt or missing during Windows XP Install

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I have an Advent Roma 2001 configured, in PC World style, with a "recovery partition" alongside the system partition and, after resolving a hard disk problem, I found that the machine would not start/boot Windows 7. clearly some necessary files are missing or corrupted, but the normal system recovery tools have not solved the problem(s). I'm familiar with the process for resurrecting XP, but not its counterpart for Windows 7...the files and steps for doing this are rather different. it would seem that pretty much everything else is in place on the hard disk, but certain recovery programs report "0" Windows installations when Win 7 is still in place where it was before the disk problem, e.g. it is available to be selected by the main recovery/startup program...this prog can "see" it, but can't access/boot it.

I'd really appreciate it if someone (or some folks) could map out the steps, files, command line statements, etc. so that I can breathe some life into this anaesthetised device sooner rather than later...I may as well work my way through the whole lot rather than using a trial and error method...that might take a long time. however, I'm also happy to be advised on the approach if and where this unnecessary or inadvisable.

thanks in anticipation,

DH

A:[SOLVED] win 7 HP boot files missing or corrupt

If you have a Recovery Partition then you can boot into that (by pressing the specific key or combination at boot up, usually F11) and restore your computer to Factory Settings. this will remove all your data and files, so be sure to backup your data first. You can also press F8 at bootup get to the Advanced Boot menu (Safe Mode etc) and choose Fix My Computer. It may require the Windows 7 DVD.

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Hello all,
I am working on a clients computer, WinXP Media Center, SP3. Pulled several bits of malware out and installed some of the suggested cleaners, updated same and everything seemed to be running well except Internet Explorer. Tried to run Windows Update and got error message that indicated missing/corrupt files. Ran Dial-a-fix and uncovered several files (rundll for one). Ran sfc /scannow, returned error that Media Center and XP Pro install discs were not the correct disc (actually asked for XP Pro install disc). Do I need an XP Pro disc with SP3 slipstreamed? Or do I need a specific OEM disc from Dell?
Thanks!

A:Win XP Media Center missing or corrupt files

If you mean "MCE" when you say "Media Center"...then you need the MCE 2005 installation disk, slipstreamed or not.

Since it's a Dell system, you need to look up data on the specific model and determine how Dell set it up for recovery/repair/reinstall options.

Recovery CDs/partitions are no substitute for a MS XP install CD when attempting to repair/troubleshoot XP known issues.

Louis

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Hi there. Thanks for any help you can give. I have been searching for how to fix my son's computer which comes up with windows system32 config system - Windows could not start b/c the following file is missing or corrupt. He has a Dell and everything I've read seems to give warnings about doing recovery with a Dell. There was no OS CD with it. Anything I could try?
 

A:windows xp won't start b/c files missing or corrupt

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Can files become corrupt or missing if you stop a defragmentation and shut off the computer without completing the defrag because it locked up? We have a computer that says <system32>hal.dll is missing or corrupt after this problem occured.

A:Missing or corrupt files when stopping a defrag

Probably one time i was using a 3rd party defragmenter and it completely screwed up my hard drive when I manually turned it of.

If you have a second computer then you can copy the file from it to the messed up one. Windows XP has the hal.dll file in the system32 folder.

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my 32-bit Windows 7 computer. It was originally a Win XP, but it was upgraded to a Windows 7 Ultimate from the person I bought it from (on craigslist). The computer itself is a Fujitsu tablet PC (laptop).

Yesterday the last thing I did was save my homework to my flash drive, then I shut down my computer.
But once I got home some hours later, I turn on my computer and my desktop items are gone! It was like I'd gotten a whole new computer.
A message bubble pops up and says that my user profile may be corrupt, and a temporary profile is being used instead.

I first tried restarting my computer, but it loaded the temp profile. I tried again, but nothing changed. So while I searched for solutions online I scanned my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials, but it didn't find anything, so I tried a System restore.
It seemed to work at first, some folders on my desktop came back, but none of them were the files I want/need.
I undid the system restore since it really made no changes, but at least the temporary user account isn't loading anymore. I haven't installed anything lately either.

I've seen other people with similar issues, but none of the answers are quite helping. Some look very risky, and I'm not the most computer savvy person so I'd rather not try them. As a reminder, I bought this computer used with Windows 7 (genuine) installed, so I don't have the CD. It's been working well since I bought it months ago.
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A:Corrupt user profile/files missing

Quote:





Originally Posted by SilverKeaton


It was originally a Win XP, but it was upgraded to a Windows 7 Ultimate from the person I bought it from (on craigslist).




Is the copy of Windows 7 you purchased a full retail copy?

Validate your Windows 7 OS - www.microsoft.com/genuine

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Today my computer was running very slowly

(My Norton Antivirus scan from last night said no virus' nor any in quaranteen) and it took minutes for google to start up.

Ulitimately, I had to shut it down with the power switch. When I rebooted, I got a blank screen. I tried to get into safe mode, but the same thing, it just had the blank gray screen. Once I got an error that it could not find a windows/system file and another it was a dll, (did not write down the name). Most recently it was a blank screen after waiting for hours for an error message to pop up.

I have my original windows XP disk. The first error message said to put it in and push R for repair at the start up screen. I tried this but all I got was d:/windows, and I did not know what to do from there.

I am no rocket scientist, but it seems like my start up files were corrupted. This is a pretty new hard drive but I do have some pictures on there I don't want to lose. I have my old hard drive installed as well on the same system that I have been using as extra storage. I did not try to boot from that but is it possible to maybe restore the missing files from there somehow?

I have read some other help pages, but they did not seem to apply to my problem.

I was able to boot from my Windows CD to set up Windows XP (the first option..not the repair one)

...basically the screen comes up and says that I have two hard drives, my C and my D (which is the storage one)

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A:Windows XP has corrupt/missing start up files

Checkout this: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Good luck.
 

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I have a dell 5100 laptop and I am getting this error message. F2 F8 returns me to this message. Please help if you can. thanx
 

A:missing or corrupt files, windows could not start

What OS are you trying to run?

I'd recommend putting in the Windows CD to see if the laptop will boot from it, then do a repair or reinstall.
 

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Hello. I honestly have no idea what I'm doing so please have patience with me. My system is windows XP home edition service pack 3.
 
A few days ago I noticed my AVG kept saying I had an update but would fail. I tried to update to the 2013 version and it also failed. I them tried to run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware but again they also would not update. I did try running Hijackthis and noticed 
WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter  and URLRedirectionBHO again I have no idea but it doesn't sound good. I also tried to uninstall "ask.toolbar" from programs and can't remove it. I get "C:\program files\AskBarDis\unins000.dat" does not exist. Cannot be removed. But it showed it was used last month and I never have. Please advise and thanks so much.

A:Can't run or update AVG ,SAspywareor MWB just get "corrupt or missing files"

Perform these steps in safemode with networking if needed.Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/MiniToolBox.exeCheckmark following boxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset Ie proxy SettinsReset FF proxy settingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result.Download Adware Cleaner run it Click the delete button allow it to run and post the log it creates.http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleanerDownload the junkware removal tool save it to your desktop run it in safe mode post the log.http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exeDownload Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Right-click on EmsisoftEmergencyKit.zip and select Extract All.... Leave all settings as they are and click Extract. You will now have a folder named EmsisoftEmergencyKit on your desktop.Open the EmsisoftEmergencyKithttp://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/download/folder and double-click Start.exe.A new window will open. Under "Run Directly:" click Emergency Kit Scanner.When asked to run an online update, click Yes.When the update is finished, click the Back to Security Status link in the left corner. On the main screen click the Scan Now button.Select the Deep Scan option and click the SCAN button.When the scan is finished... Read more

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Hello,

I have a friend who is encountering this error.. and I cannot seem to find an answer... If you look at the screenshot,

You can seee what I am talking about..
I found this thread Corrupt icon in windows 7
but it did not work


He does not have system restore on.. so we cannot restore to an early time..
Anyone know what is going on?

Thanks

A:Missing/Corrupt icons for files and folders

Hi, run the attached .zip file double click on the returned .reg file and agree to add to registry (restores defaults).Restart computer.

Icon.zip

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I have a problem with an acer travelmate 2300.
It was having random BSOD's so I decided to use the system restore discs in order to restore the laptop and hopefully fix all the problems.
So I transerred all files I wanted to save to D:\
And followed the instructions on the restore discs.
And now the laptop isnt getting to windows at all.

The first time I launched Windows there was a BLACK screen
Second time I was given the options of, I've also detailed how they all behaved
-Safe mode - Began to load the .dll's but then froze
-Safe mode with networking - didn't try
-Safe Mode with command prompt - didn't try

-Last known good configuration - This was the most interesting result. After selecting this option it says:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt :
\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file starting windows setup using an original setup CD rom, select R at the first screen to select repair.

I have reattempted to restore (as in go through the restore process again!)

I know that the laptop came with windows XP sp2. So if I could get the windows home edition SP2 disc - how could I go about repairing this installation?

And why has the installation not gone to plan anyway?
It isnt the first time I've used the restore disc!

So please advise me because this laptop is downright not worring at all currently

Thankyou so much for any help, I appreciate it!
 

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Results for trouble-shooter repeatedly finds Windows Update issue, tries fixing it, but says not fixed and that last pop-up has a link for 'more details' which then extremely oddly the link morphs the pop-up that lists the trouble-shooter details that imply all problems were all fixed.  Bizarre. no? In that the issue recurs anytime I run the trouble-shooter, which might be the more likely cause for this, the trouble-shooter or Windows Update itself? 

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Hi -- PLEASE HELP

This is my system:
HP d4100y 3GB PC2-4200 RAM
Win XP Home SP3
Phoenix Bios
Samsung SP1614 160GB HD
Sony DVD-RW

The HD has the recovery files on partition D
and I ordered some recovery CDs several months ago, but the disks
say "wrong model number" and won't do anything.
I was looking into finding more info on another problem, like
Black Screen Hang -- actually the screen would remain black after
the Windows XP screen shows up, but I could
hear the PC booting up properly otherwise.

Now whenever I boot up I get the Following message:

Windows Couldn't Start Because the Following Files and Missing or Corrupt

and then names

\windows\system32\config\system

I think the needed files are on the D Partition, and in the recovery
console I think I can get to a DOS prompt, but how do I search for and replace the
corrupted files? A disk scan says the HD is good, and I know it is not a virus.
Please help fix this thing!! Thanks!!

A:Windows Couldn't Start Because the Following Files and Missing or Corrupt

I do not know the answer to your question about what to do to find that file on your system, but when I got that same message a while back I was able to use a rescue disk (boot disk) from the Fix-It-Utilities 9 disk to go in and use System Restore to restore my computer to a previous date and that fixed it like nothing had ever been wrong wtih the computer.

All I had to do was put in that disk, start the computer, and select use System Restore. It let me choose a restore point and in a very short amount of time, all was well.

I bought the disk for about 30 bucks at Walmart and it comes with a bunch of other utilities as well as one year of virus protection

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I jus put together my own system. I bought a P4 511 processor and an ASUS P5P800-MX motherboard and two 512 MB sticks of RAM I'm using my old 40 GB harddrive from my previous computer. I had installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 and it all worked fine. I then turned my computer off for the night and the next day when I started the computer it would not boot into windows it showed the error message "The following Windows file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM". I booted from the windows XP cd and went into the recovery console and used CHKDSK /R and when that finished Windows booted up fine. However everytime i turn the PC off the error occurs again. Any ideas how to fix this problem permanantly instead of jus until the next reboot?
 

A:Solved: Recurring missing or corrupt windows files

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