Windows System File Corrupt

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    Hummingbird VIP Member

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    Turned my PC off this morning just like usual - working fine. Came home and turned it on and it says the Windows/System folder is corrupt (or something like that). It said I could try to use Windows Recovery Console thing on my Windows XP Home cd so I put the CD in and it says to push the R key to get to the Recovery Console. Then it just gives me a C:\ prompt. What am I supposed to do next?

    Cynthia :)
     
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    S Walch MAME 0.64 :) VIP Member

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    Which part of the system folder?

    Or does it just say "C:\Windows\System is corrupt" ?

    I've come across so many forms of this error, so getting the specific wording should pretty much narrow down what's wrong :)
     
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    Sooo . . . . I rebooted for the 5th time and it booted just fine. WTH? I'm afraid to turn it off now!
     
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    I wouldnt waste your time looking for answers reload the system from scratch.
    YOu will loose what you had sorry to say, but you might be lucky and save what you got if you use the same windows folder and dont format the drive.
    I have seen this problem quiet a few times, more at work than in private. WE think its a back door bug that likes destroying the config.sys
    And from what we have seen and tried a fix or restore does not work.
    Hope that is of some help
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    alexpjhone, Dec 12, 2011
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