Repairing Windows XP in Eight Commands

The system with which, we spends weeks or months in operating and updating with all latest Softwares and Security Softwares & Patches, suddenly stops functioning on the next switch on.  Instead of  standard Windows XP loading screen, you are presented with some dreaded error: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM […]

The system with which, we spends weeks or months in operating and updating with all latest Softwares and Security Softwares & Patches, suddenly stops functioning on the next switch on.  Instead of  standard Windows XP loading screen, you are presented with some dreaded error:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'R' at the first screen to start repair.

Which renders your PC inaccessible from the standard boot procedures of Windows XP. You try safe mode, to no avail. You’re particularly savvy and try issuing the FIXBOOT and FIXMBR commands in the Windows recovery console, but after each reboot, you’re merely greeted with the same obnoxious and terrifying blue screen of death that’s preventing you from accessing your precious data. |

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