Trouble with Dell Inspiron 6000

oldsguy Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday December 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen December 15, 2009 - Dec 15, 2009 at 09:24 PM
 oldsguy - Dec 17, 2009 at 05:47 PM
Getting message on booting "Windows could not start because the following file is corrupt or missing"
\windows\system32\config\system It wants the original Set up CD ROM did not receive one with computer.
It is equipped with Dell PC Restore. Have used that feature before and it works great. However I can't get past the previous message. Does anyone have an answer
Thank You

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Dec 16, 2009 at 12:12 AM
I don't have a startup disc. The computer came with Dell PC Restore so I have no discs. How do I access repair console without disc. Will another XP Home Edition disc work or is there a trick to it. Thanks for your help
xpcman Posts 19531 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Dec 16, 2009 at 03:06 PM
Yes, you should be able to use any Windows XP Home Edition disk.

Good Luck
I tried 3 different copies of XP Home with no success. The computer was upgraded to Windows Office Professional 2003, could that have anything to do with it. Can you think of any other way to get this computer past this error message. ANy help would be appreciated.