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    Default window xp fails to start up

    Ok, here the issue: My Dell latitude 110l laptop will not start windows xp due to the following error C:\windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt. I have tried to do the recovery console and still nothing. I have tried to repair it by booting form the cd as well as trying to restore from a restore point. i can get all the way to the point were i should be able to choose a restore point and it shows that there are two fils but i can not get them to open and still can't get on my computer. These are the step i took

    C:\Windows>CD C:\system~1\_resto~1

    C:\system~1\_resto~1\>dir

    Is there anything else that i may be able to do or do i have to reinstall or use the recovery disk?

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    Hi jcskish,

    Welcome to Help2Go!

    See if the following link will help in any way. Please note:

    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. Do NOT use an OEM "Recovery Disc". Only a valid Windows XP media will work or a disc from the OEM that says "Operating System" may sometimes work depending on how the manufacturer labeled the CD.
    Keep us informed to your progress.

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