BSOD - Windows wont boot, please help me

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    My computer crashed and when i restarted it this is what im getting:

    windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    \windows\sytem32\config\system

    you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the orginal setup CD-rom.
    Selet "r" a the first sreen to start repair


    I try to boot from the CD and when it says Windows is starting to load setup|(so i can try to repair it in order to get it working again),but before i get to the repair option, i get the blue crash screen and i dont know what to do.

    Please please help me, im freaked out
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    Re: Windows wont boot, please help me

    Sorry to ask you this, but i saw your post on the recovery console mode, but i cant even choose the option for recovery console because before that happens i get the blue screen of death, so it wont let me choose anything.what can i do?
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    Re: Windows wont boot, please help me

    Hello,

    I have had this problem and it is extremely annoying. You need to repair the registry hive. I forget what the cause is but I personally think it is bad drives/partitioned drives.

    Here are the steps to fix it:

    How To Fix The Windows Registry Hive Error - Technibble - A Resource for Computer Repair Technicians & to get PC tech support help.

    You may want to print off that page or view it on another computer. Follow those steps and the problem will be fixed. I did that once and have never seen the problem again, almost a year after it occurred.

    NOTE: You can try restarting and sometimes it will load windows. However, this is not a guarantee and doesn't fix the problem. I did this and then one day it would not load Windows at all and I was getting an error message about the registry 100% of the time.

    Follow the instructions exactly and...have fun :p

    Here is a fix from Microsoft that involves using hte XP CD rather than a boot disk:

    How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

    Any of the above will work.
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    Re: Windows wont boot, please help me

    If the system gives a BSOD trying to Boot on the OS disk, then check the memory. You can try removing one stick, if you have two and see if it BSOD again. If not then put that stick back in and remove the other and try again. Usually a BSOD on the OS disk is a memory issue, but not always.

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