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  • windows xp pro   

    Dell dimension 8400,  4 gigs memory 3.4 cpu , 1 tb internal drive, 2 tb external.  both drives are less than three months old.  

    turned on machine got ...'windows cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupt..\windows\system32\config\system'.   could not start in safe mode, could not load latest good copy.  Went to xp pro source disk and started to reload system.  reload could not find my internal hard disk.  did find my external hard disk but that is not where I want the OS to be installed.  Ran Kaspersky rescue disk and it found my internal drive but that did nothing for my problem.   Any indeas?  i am about to hang it up and get a new computer. This dell has been a good computer, little to no problems till now but it is "old" in computer years.   Thanks for any advice.

    I obviously was not paying attention.  I see that I am on the windows 7 forum??  
    Friday, July 19, 2013 10:16 PM


  • Sacspike

    You will get a lot more response if you post this here

    There is substantially more XP support there.

    Wanikiya & Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Sunday, July 21, 2013 3:33 AM