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Reinstalling windows doesn't work

by The big master 2007 / January 7, 2010 6:12 AM PST

Hi everybody
My problem began with this meassage : The following file is corrupt or missing : windows/system32/config/system .
i repair it and it doesn't work.
every time i format my computer and install windows this screen shows up for me every time .

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Strange order of work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2010 6:33 AM PST

The Windows XP CD has the tools to partition and format during its install. If you format a drive before install you could trip up the install.

So next time, boot the XP CD, delete the partition from C and create a new partition. Select that for install and it will ask for short or long format. Take the short version.


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Two other possibilites
by Steven Haninger / January 7, 2010 8:37 AM PST

You could have a faulty Windows CD or bad RAM. I've seen bad RAM cause that kind of repeat failure with a certain file. Download and run Memtest86 and run it to give your RAM a workout.

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