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  1. #1
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    Jan 2013

    Default "welcome to windows setup" screen does not show up

    Hello, ive gotten this error messege on my computer: "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" and then it says i can repair this file by "starting windows setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to repair" but after i insert the cd-rom and restart my computer no "welcome to setup" screen shows up and instead its goes on to show the same error msg. I have 2 CD-ROMs and theyre both from dell but neither of them show the setup screen. I have a windows XP. If anyone can help me with this problem I will greatly appriciate it, thank you.
    Last edited by raf1314; 01-15-2013 at 11:32 PM.

  2. #2
    Member Spyware Fighter DonnaB's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    Illiana, Ill. USA


    Hi raf1314,

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    What type of disk are you using?

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