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System 32 Ccnfig File Missing

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    Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:47 AM

    will the ubcd4win help me with my dell computer. I have a system 32 config file missing error. The file is not corrupted it is missing. I tried to do a back up in the recovery council but it does not find the config system file. Any thoughts on how to fix this problem would be appreciated. I also tried to boot with the last known good configuration. No luck.

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      Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:17 AM

      System32\Config is a directory. What file is missing from the directory? You can try running "chkdsk c: /f /r" from the command prompt then use Registry Restore Wizard to replace the missing registry files.
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        Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:14 PM

        View Postpcuser, on 24 August 2009 - 12:17 PM, said:

        System32\Config is a directory. What file is missing from the directory? You can try running "chkdsk c: /f /r" from the command prompt then use Registry Restore Wizard to replace the missing registry files.



        sorry I work midnights and just woke up. I tried running chkdsk and it did not work. The file missing is the windows\system32\config\system the system will not boot up. I'm trying to fix this without formatting the disk.

        Thanks for any help
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          Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

          You were told two steps basically... run chkdsk /r ... AND then use the Registry Restore Wizard found in the project... the first fixes possible corrupt files... the second replaces the registry files if its possible from the System Restore folders.... but not following the instructions as you were told will get you nowhere
          Plan A is always more effective when the device you are working on understands that Plan B involves either a large hammer or screwdriver....
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            Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

            Hi proshot2

            chkdsk was to see if problem was corrupt file system
            If any registry files vanish Windows will have serious problems

            The 'registry restore wizard' can look at the set of backup of registry & critical files IF you have 'System Restore' enabled

            You can select folder with complete set of registry files with date when system was working OK

            (hidden folder \System Volume Information\ becomes visible & accessible when running from ubcd4win CD)

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              Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

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              I tried running chkdsk and it did not work.

              It didn't work or it didn't fix your problem? Was there an error message? Did you run Registry Restore Wizard to roll your registry back to an earlier snapshot?
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                Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:04 PM

                View Postpcuser, on 24 August 2009 - 04:31 PM, said:

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                I tried running chkdsk and it did not work.

                It didn't work or it didn't fix your problem? Was there an error message? Did you run Registry Restore Wizard to roll your registry back to an earlier snapshot?



                Dont know how to run registry restore wizard.
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                  Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:06 PM

                  I don't know how to run the restore wizard and set it back to the last known configuration. I did have system restore enabled before this problem accured
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                    Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:08 PM

                    Start -> Registry -> Registry Restore Wizard. Choose one of the restore points then click Next, then Finish.
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                      Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:10 PM

                      View Postpcuser, on 24 August 2009 - 05:08 PM, said:

                      Start -> Registry -> Registry Restore Wizard. Choose one of the restore points then click Next, then Finish.



                      How can I run this from the command prompt in recovrey console
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                        Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:17 PM

                        You can't... you must build a UBCD4Win disk and boot from that to run that util
                        Plan A is always more effective when the device you are working on understands that Plan B involves either a large hammer or screwdriver....
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                          Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:18 PM

                          View Postmbarnes, on 24 August 2009 - 04:30 PM, said:

                          Hi proshot2

                          chkdsk was to see if problem was corrupt file system
                          If any registry files vanish Windows will have serious problems

                          The 'registry restore wizard' can look at the set of backup of registry & critical files IF you have 'System Restore' enabled

                          You can select folder with complete set of registry files with date when system was working OK

                          (hidden folder \System Volume Information\ becomes visible & accessible when running from ubcd4win CD)

                          regards

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                          Could you tell me how to restore these files from the command prompt on the recovery console. I did have system restore enabled when when my comp. went down
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                            Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:20 PM

                            View Postrdsok, on 24 August 2009 - 05:17 PM, said:

                            You can't... you must build a UBCD4Win disk and boot from that to run that util



                            thank you, I guess that's my next step. I haven't built the disk yet
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                              Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:55 AM

                              Hi Proshot2

                              registry recovery is not impossible from the recovery consol but it is a very complicated procedure

                              http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

                              knowledge base article above explains how to do it.

                              I have never tried following it from the command consol
                              It is possible to follow from BartPE /UBCD4Win CD using a file manager such as A43

                              But r r wizard included in ubcd4win makes it relatively easy

                              I would suggest emergence file backup to a usb disk (hard disk, memory, DVD)from ubcd4win before trying this procedure, unless you have upto date backup of important data

                              regards

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                                Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:27 AM

                                View Postmbarnes, on 25 August 2009 - 08:55 AM, said:

                                Hi Proshot2

                                registry recovery is not impossible from the recovery consol but it is a very complicated procedure

                                http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

                                knowledge base article above explains how to do it.

                                I have never tried following it from the command consol
                                It is possible to follow from BartPE /UBCD4Win CD using a file manager such as A43

                                But r r wizard included in ubcd4win makes it relatively easy

                                I would suggest emergence file backup to a usb disk (hard disk, memory, DVD)from ubcd4win before trying this procedure, unless you have upto date backup of important data

                                regards

                                Mike Barnes



                                Thank You, I will look into the microsoft website later tonight. I am waiting for my system cd from Dell. Unforturnately I don't have one and I'm unable to make a ubcd at this point.
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