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alexis IDK Aug 15, 2009, 06:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 15, 2009, 06:10pm EDT

 
>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
umm I need help...I was playing my comp then for some reason it just restarted, after that it said the error file missing or corupt etc etc...Okay, anyways its worked fine for the year I've had it, I got it from my uncle because he was getting a new computer. I do not have the startup disks and do not know which type of computer it is. All I know is that its a microstar. If anyone could help me I would be SOOOO greatful. =S You can also E-Mail me at Elesis@live.com that would be way easier, that's also my MSN.

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colin wilson Aug 18, 2009, 03:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
I have just had this problem on a packard bell, pentium 4 1.6GHz. using windows XP home edition. I can honestly say i nearly crapped myself at the thought of losing hard work ;) The problem was caused by removing and replacing RAM &/or removing the processor fan to give it a spring clean, i think??
So i was thinking, i would have to get an expert to save the contents of the hard disk as the recovery diskette would delete all my work. Next i pressed F2 on startup and took a browse to see language i don't understand, so ESC from that one.
Finally, stupidly or not I pressed F12 for a network boot and hey presto, everything as it was!!Took longer than normal and a few anxious minutes....now for a wee scotch :)

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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
The title of this post reminded me of this:

http://tinyurl.com/ywu7jk

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wei jian Aug 20, 2009, 10:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
I did the copy and paste thing and it worked I'm now able to go into Windows, but none of the application work anymore.

I constantly get the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item."

What should I do to correct this issue?

Thanks

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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
Try making another account for computer administrator, login using it and see if you get same issues. When replacing all those file, looks like your permissions are all screwed up because those files belonged to someone else.

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colin wilson Aug 22, 2009, 11:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
I backed up my work when i got it on, turned it off. Next morning it was doing the same again, went inside to find the hard drive was covered in dust and not connected properly. It's been working solid since, so don't forget to check the connections and remove dust!!

hala akram Oct 08, 2009, 11:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....

Hello Andy,
Can I do these steps without the recovery CD and with the recovery console on drive D: ?

Thank you

shahjees shah Jan 09, 2010, 12:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
i cant even enter c:\windows directory from the recovery console,
so runned chkdsk from recovery console and it solved the problem.

cheers..

Fion Tan Jan 11, 2010, 08:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
I have following through the steps that you have mentioned but cannot solved still...!!!

Any other quick solution for this issue?

zac johnson Mar 07, 2010, 01:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
hi my hp mini 110 has the same problem , but the thing is i have splashtop on my computer that how im able to use it . i cant use a disk so o recover my windows xp because there is no insert for disks. what can i do>?

Theresa Haigh Apr 30, 2011, 03:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
Hello there,

I received the same windows system32 config error. I found these same instructions on microsoft support. When I enter the file copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak. The PC returns *This file could not be copied.* Anyone have any suggestion on what to do here? Much appreciated.

Theresa

scorpio .... May 05, 2012, 10:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>>  WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
guys...am also having same problem....windows\system32\config\system file missing...
In the recovery consloe it asked which installation you want to login..then i pressed 1(only one installtion i have)....its not responding......do you have any other solution for this..plzz help me..am tired

scorpio .... May 05, 2012, 10:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>>  WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
guys...am also having same problem....windows\system32\config\system file missing...
In the recovery consloe it asked which installation you want to login..then i pressed 1(only one installtion i have)....its not responding......do you have any other solution for this..plzz help me..am tired

Emrys Honjo Jul 12, 2012, 05:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
May i know how to type the following in Dos command since can't log to window?

c:\windows\system32\config\system (to c:\windows\tmp\system.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\software (to c:\windows\tmp\software.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\sam (to c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\security (to c:\windows\tmp\security.bak)
c:\windows\system32\config\default (to c:\windows\tmp\default.bak)

Kevin Lai Dec 28, 2012, 12:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT.....
Hey, I have the same problem right now. As I was reading, you all said to boot from the original windows cd, I put my cd in to boot, but it doesnt boot at all. I will not run. Is there any way to change that? I went into BIOS to change the settings so it could boot, but it still wouldnt boot at all.


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