0x000000f windows won't start, and neither will windows 7 dvd

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  1. eatmeatraw

    eatmeatraw New Member

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    Hi people! I have a problem I cannot solve. I suddenly got the

    "Windows cannot start due to a hardware or software change,

    windows/system32/config/system

    0x000000f

    systemregisterfile missing or damaged" - message for no apparent reason (noe installations or changes lately, it just came up when booting today). I would really like to try the fix the computer recommends: to repair using the windows 7 dvd.

    BUT: I cannot get the computer to boot from the dvd drive. I have tried both the internal dvdROM and my external usbdvdROM (both worked an hour ago) anda I hve changed the boot order in the biossetup correctly. It tries to boot and then takes me back to the "windows failed to start"-screen. Safemode-options and safemodecommandprompt options does the same.

    I do not understand and I have noe idea what to do next. This computer is important to me.
    Anyone?

    All help will be greatly appreciated!

    (Its a win 7 home premium on a homebuilt computer)
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I do not see a Windows\System32\config\system directory on my system. Perhaps this is a virus.

    If you open an adminstratrive command prompt and type SFC /scannow it should check all your system files. The message you seem to be getting seems a little strange.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I don't find that file in mine either.
    Joe
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley New Member

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  5. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    I'm seeing a Windows\System32\config\systemprofile on mine though. To the OP, was that a typo by any chance?
     
  6. kaos

    kaos Senior Member

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    if you can get to boot from the CD as a miracle or boot in safe mode with command promt you could try the following commands


    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
     

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