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windows32/config/system during install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Daniel, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    Hi

    I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot

    Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.

    How do I get around this?

    thanks

    Daniel
     
  2. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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    > I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot
    >
    > Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    > Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.
    >
    > How do I get around this?


    Just boot the Install CD and type R to repair.
     
  3. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    Hi

    is this a serious reply?

    I thought the Recovery Console is for experts to use?

    cheers

    Daniel
    "Greg Russell" <grussell@invalid.con> wrote in message
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    > "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23efxvgR3KHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >> I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot
    >>
    >> Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    >> Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.
    >>
    >> How do I get around this?

    >
    > Just boot the Install CD and type R to repair.
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Daniel wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot
    >
    > Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    > Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.
    >
    > How do I get around this?
    >
    > thanks


    What is the make and model of your PC? What method did you use to
    reinstall the OS (XP installation CD, Recovery or Restore CD specific to
    your PC, or hidden recovery partition on the hard drive)?

    Is this a Clean Install or Repair Install (or something else)?

    If this is a Clean Install and if you are using an actual XP
    installation CD, when it reboots, you need to make sure you don't press
    any of the keys on your keyboard! Because if you do, you will wind up
    booting from the CD, which is wrong! That is, when the PC reboots, it
    *must* boot off the hard drive!

    Here are instructions for a Clean Install:

    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    Finally, what was your original problem that led you to believe you
    needed to reinstall Windows? Is all your hardware in working order?
     
  5. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    Re: windows 32/comfit/system during install

    Hi

    I took the hard drive out and connected it to a USB connector and
    attached it to a PC and formatted it.

    I had to reinstall because the Laptop would not boot.

    Cheers

    Daniel

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:#oJFv2W3KHA.3580@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Daniel wrote:
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot
    >>
    >> Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    >> Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.
    >>
    >> How do I get around this?
    >>
    >> thanks

    >
    > What is the make and model of your PC? What method did you use to
    > reinstall the OS (XP installation CD, Recovery or Restore CD specific to
    > your PC, or hidden recovery partition on the hard drive)?
    >
    > Is this a Clean Install or Repair Install (or something else)?
    >
    > If this is a Clean Install and if you are using an actual XP installation
    > CD, when it reboots, you need to make sure you don't press any of the keys
    > on your keyboard! Because if you do, you will wind up booting from the CD,
    > which is wrong! That is, when the PC reboots, it *must* boot off the hard
    > drive!
    >
    > Here are instructions for a Clean Install:
    >
    > http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
    >
    > Finally, what was your original problem that led you to believe you needed
    > to reinstall Windows? Is all your hardware in working order?
    >
     
  6. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Re: windows 32/comfit/system during install

    Sorry, Daniel, but you are not providing enough information for me to
    assist you.

    Please look at my post once more and answer those particular questions.

    Also keep in mind that there are many reasons a PC can become
    unbootable. If it is a hardware-related issue, reinstalling the OS won't
    help you one bit.

    Assuming the hardware is sound (and we have not confirmed this yet!),
    there is absolutely no reason to physically remove a hard drive in order
    to format it!


    Daniel wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I took the hard drive out and connected it to a USB connector and
    > attached it to a PC and formatted it.
    >
    > I had to reinstall because the Laptop would not boot.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:#oJFv2W3KHA.3580@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Daniel wrote:
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot
    >>>
    >>> Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    >>> Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.
    >>>
    >>> How do I get around this?
    >>>
    >>> thanks

    >>
    >> What is the make and model of your PC? What method did you use to
    >> reinstall the OS (XP installation CD, Recovery or Restore CD
    >> specific to your PC, or hidden recovery partition on the hard drive)?
    >>
    >> Is this a Clean Install or Repair Install (or something else)?
    >>
    >> If this is a Clean Install and if you are using an actual XP
    >> installation CD, when it reboots, you need to make sure you don't
    >> press any of the keys on your keyboard! Because if you do, you will
    >> wind up booting from the CD, which is wrong! That is, when the PC
    >> reboots, it *must* boot off the hard drive!
    >>
    >> Here are instructions for a Clean Install:
    >>
    >> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
    >>
    >> Finally, what was your original problem that led you to believe you
    >> needed to reinstall Windows? Is all your hardware in working order?
     
  7. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    Re: windows 32/comfit/system during install

    My apologies, I meant that the issue is now resolved and that is
    how I resolved it, it is no longer an issue

    Cheers

    Daniel

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-OlxDBqn3KHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Sorry, Daniel, but you are not providing enough information for me to
    > assist you.
    >
    > Please look at my post once more and answer those particular questions.
    >
    > Also keep in mind that there are many reasons a PC can become unbootable.
    > If it is a hardware-related issue, reinstalling the OS won't help you one
    > bit.
    >
    > Assuming the hardware is sound (and we have not confirmed this yet!),
    > there is absolutely no reason to physically remove a hard drive in order
    > to format it!
    >
    >
    > Daniel wrote:
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> I took the hard drive out and connected it to a USB connector and
    >> attached it to a PC and formatted it.
    >>
    >> I had to reinstall because the Laptop would not boot.
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Daniel
    >>
    >> "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    >> news:#oJFv2W3KHA.3580@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Daniel wrote:
    >>>> Hi
    >>>>
    >>>> I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot
    >>>>
    >>>> Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    >>>> Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.
    >>>>
    >>>> How do I get around this?
    >>>>
    >>>> thanks
    >>>
    >>> What is the make and model of your PC? What method did you use to
    >>> reinstall the OS (XP installation CD, Recovery or Restore CD
    >>> specific to your PC, or hidden recovery partition on the hard drive)?
    >>>
    >>> Is this a Clean Install or Repair Install (or something else)?
    >>>
    >>> If this is a Clean Install and if you are using an actual XP
    >>> installation CD, when it reboots, you need to make sure you don't
    >>> press any of the keys on your keyboard! Because if you do, you will
    >>> wind up booting from the CD, which is wrong! That is, when the PC
    >>> reboots, it *must* boot off the hard drive!
    >>>
    >>> Here are instructions for a Clean Install:
    >>>
    >>> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
    >>>
    >>> Finally, what was your original problem that led you to believe you
    >>> needed to reinstall Windows? Is all your hardware in working order?

    >
    >
    >
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Re: windows 32/comfit/system during install

    Oh, I see. Thanks for the update!

    Daniel wrote:
    > My apologies, I meant that the issue is now resolved and that is
    > how I resolved it, it is no longer an issue
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OlxDBqn3KHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Sorry, Daniel, but you are not providing enough information for me to
    >> assist you.
    >>
    >> Please look at my post once more and answer those particular
    >> questions. Also keep in mind that there are many reasons a PC can
    >> become
    >> unbootable. If it is a hardware-related issue, reinstalling the OS
    >> won't help you one bit.
    >>
    >> Assuming the hardware is sound (and we have not confirmed this yet!),
    >> there is absolutely no reason to physically remove a hard drive in
    >> order to format it!
    >>
    >>
    >> Daniel wrote:
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> I took the hard drive out and connected it to a USB connector and
    >>> attached it to a PC and formatted it.
    >>>
    >>> I had to reinstall because the Laptop would not boot.
    >>>
    >>> Cheers
    >>>
    >>> Daniel
    >>>
    >>> "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:#oJFv2W3KHA.3580@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Daniel wrote:
    >>>>> Hi
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am installing XPHome and get this message after the first reboot
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Cannot access the file windows32/config/system.
    >>>>> Reboot to the install CD and type R to repair.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How do I get around this?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> What is the make and model of your PC? What method did you use to
    >>>> reinstall the OS (XP installation CD, Recovery or Restore CD
    >>>> specific to your PC, or hidden recovery partition on the hard
    >>>> drive)? Is this a Clean Install or Repair Install (or something
    >>>> else)?
    >>>>
    >>>> If this is a Clean Install and if you are using an actual XP
    >>>> installation CD, when it reboots, you need to make sure you don't
    >>>> press any of the keys on your keyboard! Because if you do, you will
    >>>> wind up booting from the CD, which is wrong! That is, when the PC
    >>>> reboots, it *must* boot off the hard drive!
    >>>>
    >>>> Here are instructions for a Clean Install:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
    >>>>
    >>>> Finally, what was your original problem that led you to believe you
    >>>> needed to reinstall Windows? Is all your hardware in working order?
     

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