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error message when trying to back up Backup encountered a problem while backing up computer file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

Q: error message when trying to back up Backup encountered a problem while backing up computer file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

Hi this error message has been floating around for a long time. I have yet to find a solution that works or that I can understand. Why is the error message not resolved after 6 years?
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

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i am on windows 7 and when i tried to log in to my laptop yesterday an error message came up (c:\\windows\systm32\config\systemprofile\desktop) my desktop was just a black screen with none of my desktop icons and a very basic toolbar at the bottom.
Firstly i assumed it was a virus but when i ran a scan nothing was found.
Then i scoured my internet on m other computer to find a couple of solutions.
First was to go my user and there should be two desktop folders (one containing my files and an empty one) and to delete the empty one one, so i followed these instructions and found i only had on desktop folder for some reason which contained my normal desktop stuff.
So then i tried a system restore, but when i tried that this came up - C:\\Windows\system32\rstrui.exe

so now i have no idea what to do.
 

A:i keep getting error message c:\\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop

According to http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/808717-solved-c-windows-system32-config.html, all you have to do is copy the folder from your "User" folder into c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\.
 

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I'm getting this error every time I do a backup.
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\My
Scans. ErrorThe system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))
By inspecting the system folder "\systemprofile\" it doesn't look like that it is a place for that type of folder/files
I do have a folder named My Scans located on my User folder. next to My pictures, My music, My documents and My videos, This folder is connected to the pictures library.
Apparently it backs up everyfile except for that folder and all it's files.
How do I fix whatever it's missing?
 

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Hi,
I am getting this error message when I log onto my PC, and all of my desktop is gone. my operating system is not the same anymore.
c\windows\system32\config\systemprofile/desktop refers to a locaation that is unavailable. it could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. check to make sure that this disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again, if it still cannont be located the information might have been moved to a different location.

I have seen the other answers that were given for this same error but when I try to go into c\windows\system32\config\systemprofile I get to config and then get another error message. "you currently don't have permission to access to this folder. click continue to get access"

I click on continue and nothing happens. I am also logged on as administrator. Can someone please help as this is becoming very annoying.

Thanks
Cindy
 

A:c\windows\system32\config\systemprofile error

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I realize that this can normally be corrected with the Window CD, but my notebook has no CD drive. So far, I've used F12 for the boot utility and tried to restore setup configs thinking (not successfully) that would help. Now the messages are "no boot filename recieved" HELP!!!!!

A:\windows\system32\config\system file missing error with no CD drive

Press F12 at bootup go to the Boot Order make sure the HDD is the first boot device. If you do not have that option boot into Setup (Bios) usually pressing F2. find Boot Order and change the boot order for HDD first boot device. If that fails, if you have the choice to boot from USB in the Boot Order, then you can create a bootable USB Flash Drive and copy your XP CD to it.

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I have a Rock CTX Pro with Windows XP Pro, service pack 3, 2.33 GHZ dual core.

When loading my computer, after getting to the loading windows page, it brings up an error message that says:

The following file is missing or corrupt: Windows\system32\config\SYSTEM

My gf has the same problem on her computer though this message doesn't come up, it jus shuts off after the windows loading page. We checked the USB she has been using and found it has a worm and trojan:

Worm.Win32.Perlovga.a and Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Small.apl

I have read that these load something into the system32 folder though I have found nothing about it preventing a pc from actually loading windows.

I also read that to repair it, you could use the Windows XP recovery CD and follow a certain number of steps by selecting the Repair option when it loads. However, I only have an OEM version from Rock and the Repair feature does not seem to be available on it. It only shows available partitions and asks if I would like to install Windows XP.

If anyone has any thoughts then I'd be really grateful for the help. Thanks
 

A:The following file is missing or corrupt: Windows\system32\config\SYSTEM Error

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I'm trying to download Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 on my Windows 7 laptop. However, whenever I install it, it ends up with the error 0x80070002 - The system cannot find the file specified. In the log, everything seems to be fine until the last few lines, where it says:
 
'[1B60:15C0][2016-05-02T00:25:29]e000: Error 0x80070002: Failed to CreateProcess on path: C:\Windows\SysNative\wusa.exe
[1B60:15C0][2016-05-02T00:25:29]e000: Error 0x80070002: Failed to execute MSU package.
[1D6C:164C][2016-05-02T00:25:29]e000: Error 0x80070002: Failed to configure per-machine MSU package.
[1D6C:164C][2016-05-02T00:25:29]i319: Applied execute package: Windows7_MSU_x64, result: 0x80070002, restart: None
[1D6C:164C][2016-05-02T00:25:29]e000: Error 0x80070002: Failed to execute MSU package.
[1B60:15C0][2016-05-02T00:25:29]i372: Session end, registration key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{74d0e5db-b326-4dae-a6b2-445b9de1836e}, resume: ARP, restart: None, disable resume: No
[1B60:15C0][2016-05-02T00:25:29]i371: Updating session, registration key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{74d0e5db-b326-4dae-a6b2-445b9de1836e}, resume: ARP, restart initiated: No, disable resume: No
[1D6C:164C][2016-05-02T00:25:29]i399: Apply complete, result: 0x80070002, restart: None, ba requested restart:  No '
 
I really need this to run a program, so please give me some help!

A:VC Redist 2015 Error 0x80070002 - The system cannot find the file specified

You might try running the 'Troubleshooter':
                                
                                       https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/910336
 
Hope this resolves your issue.

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Hi, everyone. Just today my husband's laptop(which is a Toshiba), came up with the message, that, \Windows\System32\Config\System is either missing or corrupted. I thought I'd check to see if I could troubleshoot it first, before, posting here. One of the steps was to go to the Start menu & at this point, the computer doesn't get to the desktop, so, that's out.

Several months ago I was having an issue on my PC, regarding Zone Alarm. I went to their forum & was told to put it in Safe Mode & how to proceed to fix it from there. I found the PC & laptop operated quicker in Safe Mode & so we've typically used it in that mode since then. Apparently, even with that, there can be problems. If you need any other information, please let me know. Both my husband & I work from home & need our computers. Unfortunately, we can't afford to upgrade at this time. Thanks.
 

A:Receive Message About File \Windows\System32\Config\System

Gypsybutterfly,
Have you tried this?

As PC begins to boot repeatedly tap the F8 key.
It should boot to Windows Advanced Options Menu
Use arrow key and move to Last Known Good Configuration.
 

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Hello again Doctors,
I have an Aspire one, netbook AO751h. This system would boot up! I'm getting error message:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

It's telling me to use the original Setup CD-Rom, than press 'r' at first screen to start repair.
This system didn't come with one.....

Any advice please,
 

A:error message: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

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hi I joined to make a comment on a problem that was posted solved. On my win7 notebook when I logged in I got the win/system32/config/systemprofile/desktop error where the desktop is very plain and all my desktop icons and gadgets are gone.I did the same thing and went to look at the folder in that directory and nothing was there not even the empty desktop folder. so before I even searched out the problem I did the same as you Tech Guy and went to my user folder in c: and copied the desktop folder into the systems folder, bingo a restart and it works but I got to thinking later and this isn't the best way to do it. now when you make changes to the desktop it is changed in c:users but not in system32 because it is only a copy, it's not linked or anything and you now have used up valuable hd space cause your desktop file is on you hd twice. so I deleted that out of there and made a shortcut of my c:user/desktop file and pasted it in to the system 32 file. now when desktop items are changed ie add,deleted when windows starts up it follows the shortcut to the hard copy in C;user and configures it on that. I'm no expert but I can't see any problem with doing it this way. let me know what you think or if I've missed anything.
 

A:Solved Error-win/system32/config/systemprofile/desktop

The one in systemprofile is supposed to be a backup in case the other gets damaged and you can't boot. It is automatically updated when a new Last good is created. Without it, no backup. System Restore may also need it.
 

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C:\windows\system32\config\system

Today a game didnt work on my computer and I got irritated and turned it off at the power button, and when I restarted I got the above said as an error or corrupt file. I've looked on this forum, and on others for advice and found theres many things to try. I've tried the chkdsk thing using /p and /r. Using /r took ages and i restarted and bang back to that error message again.

I've used my friends windows disk as I didnt get one with my laptop, and I've put it on and tried that thing, also trying to copy the damaged file but that didnt work. I've clicked on it to put on a new version of windows and accepted the terms and then tried to press R to repair the partician C but it just didnt do anything.

I dont want to format because I really need my course work and was wondering that if I cant fix it now, do any of you know a way to gain access to whats on the harddrive? I have a memory stick I was hoping I could copy them. It's only a few folders that I need, all the music and stuff can be found again.

Any help from any one who has an idea what to do would be really great, until then I'm going to keep trying to get it to repair itself some how.

David
 

A:C:\windows\system32\config\system, the classic error message

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
 

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Hey guys, my brothers PC has been having a pretty bad problem lately. he's using Windows Vista.

So here is the problem as follows, he boots up his PC to get the Error Windows/System32/Config after he try's to boot up in any mode Safe Mode, Last Good Configuration That Worked..... And then he restarts his PC to get the same message over and over again.

So i thought we'll have to format it, so i put in a Windows 7 disk and it just wont read the disk at all, i tried it on mine and it read it fine so he's basically stuck in a loop of this error now, iv tried changing the option in SETUP to boot from disk but it's still the same.

It's a long shot but does anyone know a fix or anything for this?

A:Error, Corrupt File Windows/System32/Config

What I do when I have problems like that when repairing computers . I have a external hard drive enclose that accepts Sata and eSata hard drives. I would take the hard drive out and run thru my laptop . That way you can save important files , run checks, and format and reinstall if necessary . I by no means have near as much knowledge as these guys here have . This always works for me . I know it's not a direct fix to your problem but it will work .
Thanks good luck

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Whenever I try to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, it says that it could not find the file specified and it shows me the error code 0x80070002. I am using Windows 10
Things I've tried so far:
Going into control panel, clicking "Turn Windows Features on or off" Then clicking ".NET Framework 3.5 (Includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)" I've also tried disabling .NET 4.6 Advanced Services
Going through the tutorial on Microsoft.com about the error
Please help, it would be much appreciated

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When I turn on my Dell Inspiron 2600 laptop running Windows XP all I get is a black screen stating that, ?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. I networked 3 computers about 3 or 4 days earlier and also updated this particular computer to Windows XP SP2. It worked fine for the 3 or 4 days and then this happened. I used it the night before last and it was working fine. I booted it up yesterday morning and it would not do anything but give me the above black screen with the error message. I?ve been through the F2 key routine and the F8 key routine and both have no effect on it at all. I put the original Windows XP disk in the drive but it does not change anything. I?ve researched the problem and I?m able to find fixes but I can?t get past the black screen with the error message stated above. Another thing that may be of help, I use Quicken 2004 for all of my personal financial needs and I back up the data after every use to a CD. I installed Quicken on one of the other computers and when I put in my backup CD to restore the files it only restored up to 2/18/04 but I had backed up on 1/17/05 the night before the problem and the screen had shown that the backup was successfully completed and has been showing that it was successful right along. So, I?ve lost all of my fina... Read more

A:Black Screen With Error Message: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM missing or corrupt

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_sys32.htm

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A friend of mine's computer won't start due to a system32 file corruption problem. She gets an error message reading "...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." She doesn't have the original setup CD-ROM and when she selects R nothing happens. If she tries to start in safe mode the same thing happens. She can't get online to access Compaq online tech support and phone tech support would cost her $40+. Any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] computer won't start due to corrupt file: \windows\system32\config\system

If she does not have a Windows XP cd (must be the same version she has installed; e.g. home or professional) then she will need to locate one. There are important files missing and the only way to get them back is with a windows cd.

Compaq should have sent a reinstall cd with the pc originally and would probably send a replacement if he old ones were misplaced.

Selecting 'R' will only work with the cd, and even then it will only load a recovery console.

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Windows7 backup process shows the error codes for the files and the directory deleted already.
1. The error.log files says "Target files are not found for c:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Audio Books" error code (0x80070002). And 0x810002F in the "show detail" option on the error small window.
2. Of course they were deleted already no such files in the computer.
3. In order to eliminate such odd instruction, searched every places in c:\Windows ....\systemprofile\ and entire c: drive including all "Registry" files for the word "Audio Books". The word was not found in all the area.
4. Where such odd instruction is hidden?
5. I also want to know any method to see file details, in order to compare, latest back upped file with older back upped one with the directory "Audio Books" .
It is little snow today, come spring.

A:Backup skip file error: code 0x80070002 and 0x8100002F

Me too ... is it anythng to do with the formatting of the new USB HD I was backing up to?

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I have a machine with WIN2K on it. I am getting the following error when I try to boot my machine.
"Windows 2000 could not start because the following field is missing or corrupt: WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM, You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows 2000 by using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

When I follow these instructions and try to boot with using WIN2K CD, the system tells me that I need to put in my WIN2K Emergency Repair Disk. I have never created that disk from the WIN2K backup utility on that machine.

My question is can I create a Emergency Repair disk on another WIN2K machine and use that to recover my broken down machine? Will that cause configuration problems with the machine I am trying to repair?
 

A:WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM error message

ERD's are unique to the machine they were created on so it will not work.
 

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Hi
I wonder if anyone can help with this problem

I have a Toshiba Protege laptop, at boot up I get the error message 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\windows\system32\config\system

It suggests trying a repair from windows CD.

When I boot to windows xp pro cd, there is no option to repair, only option is new install

I also have bootable cd with a load of tools on, I have tried running chkdsk and it says the disk is RAW.

Any ideas, would it simply be a case of copying the file from another machine or is the file machine or user specific.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

CB
 

A:\windows\system32\config\system file corrupt

Is the Windows XP CD the one that came with the PC?

If not it may be way you don't find a R (repair) option.

But a re-install will fix the problem as well without affecting your data, for details see: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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my vaio xp media center is hung up on windows/system32/config/system file is missing...safe mode always ends with the request that i reinstall using discs i have never had...graphics card (the infamous nvidia) already failed on this thing once, and they ARE all disarray....anyone solve this with discs? "deleted by moderator" much appreciate any yeas or nays on this...thanx much!!!
 

A:\windows\system32\config\system file missing

Hi elagabalus and welcome to TSG

I've edited out your email address in your above post. You don't want to subject yourself to spam attacks and we also like to keep things within this forum here.

Thanks
 

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I have a Median M3 Director 4500 computer, and a file got disrupted, my computer says I need the windows setup CD to replace it, sadly I don't have it. I am not sure how large of a disruption it is and I lost all of the other CDs that came with that computer.

A:Corrupt file: /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM

You didn't mention what version of Windows you're running (XP, Vista, W/7)? Download the ISO Image for Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD.

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All I was supplied with was a recovery disk and when I try to use it, it says it's the wrong one for my operating system. It turns out that any updates to Windows render the recovery disk obsolete. I went to HP about it and they want to charge me for a recovery disk that is updated. Is there anyway to fix this without the time and expense of purchasing a new recovery disk and waiting for it to be shipped?

A:How do I fix a corrupted \WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM file without a set up CD?

Does the computer boot? Into safe mode?

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I have windows xp pro oem, I had a boot problem where the pc froze. When I rebooted I developed the above error.

I have tried initiating a repair with the oem disc however after loading the drivers I do not get an option to repair the current copy - now what?
 

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Hey all,

Computer was fine when I left it, woke up in the morning and tried to boot... I was then confronted my a message telling me that windows/system32/cofig/system was missing...

Anyone got any ideas?

I've tried copying the file from another computer but one it won't let me and two it seems that this file is specific to each computer.

Thanks for any help,

Eddey
 

A:The file Windows/System32/config/system is missing.

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My new computer of two months wouldn't start yesterday stating Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. I followed the directions on microsofts website to recover a corrupted registry file at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us but after I completed step one and restarted my computer in safe mode for step two the mouse and keyboard won't work so i'm stuck at the windows log on screen. Does anybody know what I can do to fix this? Any ideas on what originally caused the file to get corrupted?
 

A:Need help recovering \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM file

Hi any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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Okay, wile logged into Windows, the IDE cable that is connected to my HD went bad. I double checked this by replacing the cable and seeing if the BIOS could see it, which it could. When I tried to log back into Windows however I got this message...

Code:

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


You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup
using the orginal Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

I'm not sure how this works. Do I hit 'r' at the blue screen after it loads all the drivers or do let it setup and I will get a chance to choose a repair option. The error only effects Windows. I know for sure because I have a Linux partition that works fine. I have my orgainl Windows XP CD- ROM. Does anyone know the steps to fix this?

Windows XP SP2 (Fully upgraded)(CD-ROM is the orginal XP SP1 disk)

Thanks in advance...
 

A:Corrupt /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM File

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
 

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Hi all, i wish you could help here
all my folders on my desktop are gone i searched them and i found 'em in the the folder systemprofile and copied them in my desktop but the issue is there're not working (Word,PDF, Music also )
it gave me this message : refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted.

thanks in advance
 

A:C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile

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Newbie here...have an Acer Aspire 6930 laptop that was hit with Malware yesterday. Been slowly piecing it back together to the point that I can now logon here for help.

Issue at this point - Each time I download any "fixes" I am unable to open the file (Run as Administrator/or not) and receive the following messages:
-- "The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)", or
-- "Windows cannot find 'C:\Users\...\*.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

I have gone to Control Panel/Windows Update and hit a wall with the same error message. I have 1 update that continues to Fail to update with the same (0x80070002) error message.

Note: In my "Data D" Drive I found 11 new folders, all duplicates, all containing only these same application files in them: "mrtstub" and "mrt" in 10 folders and "checksur", "checksurlauncher", "$shtdwn$.req", "checksurpackage.ddf" in another...???

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

A:System cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)

Before anything else, download this and run scan. I bet it finds more malware.

Malwarebytes.org

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Hi,
When i try to create a system image with Windows 7, I get a fault message says the system cannot find the file specified (0x80070002). Could you help me to fix this problem.
Thanks,
Kenyon

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Hello,

I've been trying to run a backup in Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2 on and HP Pavilion dv6t-1200 Laptop. I've been trying to use DVDs for the back up. The backup creates a shadow copy and starts backing up, but after a certain point it fails and I get "The system cannot find the specified file. (0x80070002)". I've been googling and can't seem to find an answer.

Things I've tried:

Chkdsk c: No problems foundsfc /scanow. Only gets 1 percent done and I get "windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation"Virus scan. Ran malwarebytes and removed infected adware, but problem still persistsCheck the profile image path. Seems to be brought up as a common resolution for some people, but doesn't really apply to me.Run Microsoft Fix it 50202. Didn't fix anything and probably doesn't apply to me because my problem doesn't have to do with an update.System Restore. Apparently I have no restore points.
Thinking of just restoring to factory settings, unless someone can help me. Thank you in advance.

A:The system cannot find the specified file. (0x80070002)

Hello have you tried this yet...

You receive a "0x80070002" or "0x80070003" error code after you download an update from Windows Update, from Microsoft Update, or from Windows Server Update Services

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My friends computer is packed with spy-ware and viruses. I've been trying to clean it up and now I'm getting this message on start up. What should I do. The computer won't even start up. He is running a bootleg version of windows. And his setup disk doesn't seem to help. Is there anyway keep from wiping his hard drive.

Windows could not start because the following file is either missing or corrupt. windows\system32\config\system You can attempt to repair this file by running windows setup using the originally setup CD-ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.
 

A:missing or corrupt file windows\system32\config\system

Tell your friend to get a legal copy of Windows, then come back and post again. Closing thread, see forum rules regarding assisting with piracy.
 

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I've tried inserting the XP sp2 recover disk, but it won't boot to the CD-ROM even after changing the setting in the BIOS and F12 selecting to boot from CD-ROM. It's a Dell 260. the message is following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM .. Ran diagnostic test which said the HDD has passed.. If only I could get to the screen to repair it. any ideas.

A:following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Welcome to TSF....

Since the recover disk is not going thru boot and booting up I would suggest to change the CMOS battery first then try the procedure over again, also check the recovery disk for any damage like scratches, smudges like finger prints etc.

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Hi , i have had the error message file missing or corrupt/WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG|SYSTEM , it says to load xp setup and then hit r when prompted to start repair , however every time i try to do this it just reboots and takes me back to the same message. I have tried booting from cd with xp disc and service pack2 but i dont get any setup screen/options and no option to repair. I really do not want to lose this machine as it has all my own self produced music on it and in the past i have lost 2 machines full of tracks to other hardware related problems. So if anyone has had a simlar problem and knows how to fix it your help would be very much appreciated.

thanks, pete
 

A:File missing or corrupt \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM help please

There is no option to repair during setup if the system registry hive is damaged.

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG-CORRUPTED OR MISSING
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
 

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I have a few problems. They started after I got the error when starting windows xp
\windows\system32\config\system file missing or corrupt

I couldn?t do a system restore because it was turned off for some reason so I fixed it by booting into recovery console and typing:
MD TEMP
COPY C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\SYSTEM.BAK
DELETE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
COPY C:\WINDOWS\REPAIR\SYSTEM C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

System boots - Now for the problems
1.Sound driver has to be reinstalled every time I restart windows

2.Mouse settings changed to default every time I restart

3.Usb driver stays installed but no plug and play(found new hardware wizard pops up every time I plug something into usb port)

4.Half of my files disappeared on another partition but they are still taking up space on hard drive. The attributes are not hidden and can?t be seen in explorer window. The strange thing is that I can access them if I type in the folder name in the explorer address bar. Then the folder contents are shown. Unfortunately I can?t remember all of the file names to transfer onto another partition. I used knoppix when my computer was unbootable ? I?m not sure if that made the files disappear. The partition is ntfs and it failed to mount under the knoppix os.

I'm not sure If I'm going to run into any more problems from replacing that file. I hope I don't have to reinstall windows.

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A:Problems after replacing \windows\system32\config\system file

Why did you not just reinstall windows when this happened (or at least do a full repair install)? This can be pretty difficult to get to the bottom of. Have you run a full disk check, preferrably from outside the windows environment (perhaps using the hard drive manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic utilities)?

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My friends computer is packed with spy-ware and viruses. I've been trying to clean it up and now I'm getting this message on start up.

"Windows could not start because the following file is either missing or corrupt. windows\system32\config\system You can attempt to repair this file by running windows setup using the originally setup CD-ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair".

What should I do. The computer won't even start up. I don't know if he is running a bootleg version of windows or not. And his setup disk doesn't seem to help. Is there anyway keep from wiping his hard drive.
 

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


This is the error message i have.

I have a copy of windows xp pro.

i have no backup disk.

I tried doing this:

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
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 c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Note This procedure assumes that Windows XP is installed to the C:\Windows folder. Make sure to change C:\Windows to the appropriate windows_folder if it is a different location.
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A:help with: The following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

hmmm.......can you get into safe mode? do you have a windows xp disk? when you get one, go into safe mode and then click on start -> run -> and then type in "sfc /scannow" without the "" and make sure the windows xp cd is in the cdrom drive.

see if the command i gave you fixes the problem. basically it checks the system files and replaces any missing or corrupt file, good luck.

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Hello! I am having major difficulties. I turned my PC off and when turning it back on I get this message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: /windows/system32/config/system

It states that I can put in the originial setup CD-ROM and select 'r' to start repair but that doesn't help me. My laptop did not come with a windows cd as I bought it preloaded from BestBuy. So about 4 years ago when my computer was overcome with the Sasser worm, I reformatted and loaded a friend of mine's Win XP Pro cd on my laptop. I still have the CD but when I hit 'r' (Boot partition recovery) it does its little DOS thing and then gives me a Disk I/O Error. I am thinking that maybe it is trying to boot from a floppy drive and not my CD drive and thats why I am getting the I/O error???

I don't know how to get around this....any suggestions?

Thanks!!
 

A:/windows/system32/config/system file missing or corrupt

Wierd enough, but I got it to boot up. I put in another Win XP cd I had and it didnt even ask me to reload windows or anything, it just booted up to my desktop as if nothing happened. I am going to back up everything I can right now and hope that it doesn't happen again. Thanks to those who may be helping me out as I type this message.
 

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Hi
I need some help with my laptop! When I start to restart my laptop the following message comes up - windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupted and I can not do anything.
The system can be restored by using the Startup CD and pressing R for recover, but I do not have any cd. The only one I have it the recover cd, but it is my understanding that if I use the recovery cd that I will erase everything from my computer and I can not do this.
I tried to read the other threads about the same problem, but to be honest I do not understand them and I just do not have the startup cd - maybe it is the same as the recovery cd? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you)
Kate
 

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Hi everyone,

I have been attempting to fix my friend's laptop after it stopped loading Windows correctly yesterday. It apparently froze on her and when she rebooted it, it would come up with a screen that said:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writeable

I attempted to solve this by replacing the hive files through the Recovery Console. However, I then found that the source of the problem was that C:\Windows\System32\config\system
file is missing and I haven't been able to replace it. Now, when I try to start Windows normally (or in Safe Mode, etc.) I recieve the message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
C:\Windows\System32\Config\System

My friend has a lot of files that she really needs so I wanna try solving this without reformatting. Any ideads or advice?
Thanks for the help!
 

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Hi there!

Would someone help me with this problem. I turned on my PC this morning and when it started it shuts down on its own unexpected, everything just went off then it rebooted itself and this message shows up:

Windows could not start because the following files are missing or curropt:
\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.

I hope to receive your kind replies. Thank you!

By the way, I forgot what the installer CD looks like in case I need to use it. There's one here that's labelled Intel Express Installer CD, is this it? My system is running on Windows XP SP2.
 

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Hi there!

Would someone help me with this problem. I turned on my PC this morning and when it started it shuts down on its own unexpected, everything just went off then it rebooted itself and this message shows up:

Windows could not start because the following files are missing or curropt:
\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.

I hope to receive your kind replies. Thank you!

By the way, I forgot what the installer CD looks like in case I need to use it. There's one here that's labelled Intel Express Installer CD, is this it? My system is running on Windows XP SP2.

A:File is missing or curropt \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Hello mytonpadi, Welcome to TSF!

Please try this workaround for Microsoft?. (Click the coloured Link).

Post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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I have an Acer Aspire One netbook that is telling me that windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system. It then goes on to say that I can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM, however, there are no cd-rom slots on the netbook and I don't recall doing anything when I received it, other than following a few on-screen commands and I was ready to go. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thx!
 

A:file missing or corrupt: windows\system32\config\system

Hi - not an easy one to solve - at the best of times.
You will either need - a USB external hard drive and an Xp Cd - to try and repair the installed operating system.

Or you can use - Alt + F10 - But this will take your netbook back to factory settings.
And All data - files and programs will be lost
 

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When trying to boot Windows xp home, I got the message Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. I checked Q307545 on the MS Knowledge Base. I booted up in Recovery Console and got to the prompts. It never asked for a Administrator password. I couldn’t find the SYSTEM file in the CONFIG folder. So I typed the following- Copy C\windows\repair\system.bak to C:\windows\system32\config\system. (there was a file called SYSTEM.BAD in the COMFIG folder. I tried to boot normally and it gave me same original message but the SOFTWARE file was missing or corrupt. I wanted to change everything back to the way it was but when I booted to the Recovery Console on CD it then asked me for the ADMINISTRATOR password. I tried just hitting enter, I tried admin, and I tried administrator. Nothing worked.
I need help badly.
Thank you in advance
Larry
 

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Hi there guys,

I'd really appreciate your help with the following. I've been struggling with this C:\windows\system32\config\system file is missing or corrupt issue for a couple of days, and still haven't been able to resolve it. I've followed the steps recommended in this tutorial http://www.help2go.com/content/tutorials/28-c-windows-system32-config-system-missing-corrupt.html

This is what I've done so far:
I've got a copy of KNOPPIX and managed to recover the files I needed the most.
I used the iso.image file to boot my desktop and get into the console recovery utility.
I ran chkdsk (/p and /r) on both C:\ and C:\Windows and both managed 100% completion. I rebooted it, but got the same message:Windows could not start because C:\windows\system32\config\system file is missing or corrupt.
I run Option 3, but there were no Restore Points, none whatsoever!

I do not know if there is something else you could recommend I should do.

Another question: is it possible that the internal hard disk is damaged? My hard disk is a Seagate Barracuda. I'm wondering if I could download Seagate diagnostics tool, here:

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=seatools-win&vgnextoid=552bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD
via Iceweasel (the internet facility of KNOPPIX Linus Live CD) and then run it to check my desktop internal hard disk. If so, how?

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A:C:\windows\system32\config\system file is missing or corrupt

System manufacturer and model?

Did you check the support pages which might exist at the website of the system manufacturer?

<<I've been struggling with this C:\windows\system32\config\system file is missing or corrupt issue...>>

Corrupted Registry, Config.sys Missing or Corrupt - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 . I believe that the first source of guidance conerning such problems with Windows...should always be Microsoft, not some blog by an entity who may or may not know what he/she is quoting.

<<...is it possible that the internal hard disk is damaged?>>

Of course it's possible...artifacts are not without human error and even if they were...they can become damaged.

It's also possible that your file system is damaged. Since it is the foundation for the install of Windows...if I wanted to consider all possibilities, I would include it.

Rather than look for extraordinary explanation for what is wrong...I'd investigate the documented problem as described by MS. If I could determine that it the explained behavior has a cause that is not reflected in said documentation...then I would consider things like hardware and malware.

Louis

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Hey guys:

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3. I got up today went to turn on the computer and that's what it said, "C:\Windows\System32\config\system - file is missing or corrupt? Please run the boot cd try to fix the problem." After a bunch of googling, I assume that it's a registry problem. I think I need to do something in the System Volume Information folder, but, I'm not positive.

I did put in the original XP cd and tried to do a system repair. The computer freezes and needs to be re-booted before it ever gets to the point where it says, "Welcome to Windows Setup". A couple of times it made it to..."Windows is Starting Up". And then I get a big blue screen of death.

Also tried to run the self-extracting Guided Help program from Microsoft (307545.exe), but that looks like it installs itself and then says,"Guided help cannot be downloaded right now." I tried that a lot of times.

I have seen some manual instructions on what needs to be done, but they assume that you can get to the Recovery Console. I don't believe that I can.

I can, however get on the drive when it's connected to a different computer as a slave drive. Any suggestions would be great. I might even consider throwing the thing in the garbage as a positive suggestion!!!

Thanks

A:C:\Windows\System32\config\system - file is missing or corrupt?

<<...but they assume that you can get to the Recovery Console. I don't believe that I can...>>Why not? Is your disk clean? Is it damaged?Typically, the error you reported is a registry problem.C0000218 Registry File Failure - http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm Corrupted Registry, Config.sys Missing or Corrupt - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 Corrupted Registry - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/205375/unable-to-use-recovery-console-bsod/ In any case...you can download the XP Recovery Console and burn it to disk, following the instructions at How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276527/how-to-create-a-bootable-xp-recovery-console-cd/.You would then be able to follow the suggestions provided in the links above.I would be concerned about the error you report when attempting your repair. IMO, that could indicate a hardware problem possibility, hard to tell since you provided no info on the BSOD.Louis

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I'm on an older computer with Windows 2000 which has been working fine. Today, in the middle of doing nothing out of the ordinary, I got a blank screen. So I rebooted and was served up this error message: 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. I don't have the Setup disc but I do have the original program disc - but it wouldn't read it and keeps giving me the same error. I can't even start is Safe Mode. Any ideas?
 

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I posted this thread as a personal Thank You ! to member MUFC7; his thread that rescued me in my moment of doubt has been locked such that I cannot express my gratitude there, so I will say my thanks to him here.

Just out of the blue, I had something weird happen to one of our machines where the entire operating environment went haywire; nothing looked like it always had before, different colors, different layout, and all of the desktop and taskbar icons had disappeared.
All of the programs and files were just where they had always been.
and, no matter what I clicked on, I got this message:

c: Windows system32 config systemprofile Desktop is no longer available and cannot be found etc., etc.

After exhausting the brains of several much smarter than I, and just about to decide that a three months out of date system image was my next recourse, as a last ditch maneuver I typed this threads title into the Google search bar and this was at the top of the list.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-c-windows-system32-config-systemprofile-desktop.808717/

With one exception, I followed his advice and quickly had things set back to rights; that exception being that in my case, there was no Desktop folder to be found in systemprofile, and there was no duplicate folder of anything anywhere in users.
There was a single Desktop folder in users that contained a mere half-dozen short-cut icons; I copy/pasted that folder into systemprofile and immediately saw a big improvement; I th... Read more

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