Windows file is missing or corrupt

My computer won’t start and it says – the Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: windows\system32\config\system”. I have a ThinkPad T60 computer and I am currently studying abroad in a different country away from home and I do not have the original CD for Windows…Is there any way I can get this fixed or solve it without the CD? Please write back if you can, it’d be much appreciated!

Usually on ThinkPad laptops you can repair or reinstall window from the hidden recovery partition. Turn on the laptop and press on the blue Access IBM button to activate the recovery wizard. Press on the button as soon as Lenovo (IBM) logo appears on the screen. You’ll see a few different options in the recovery menu. First, try repairing Windows. If it doesn’t help, reimage the hard drive back to factory defaults.

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  1. Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows/System/vgaoem.fon.
    You can attempt to repair this file by starting the Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select ‘r at the first screen to start repair.Windows Boot Genius from http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Boot-Genius/3000-2094_4-75827488.html to get me out of problem and login pc again!

  2. vimal rockzz

    It is a registry error dude…it is a common thing..Install regcure in “SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING” to get rid of such errors

  3. i have a toshiba and when i power it on it has a password and i cant not remember what it is i know its four numbers but i cant think of it is there away around this problem

  4. when i start up my acer it says that it can not start because a 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.
    Is there anyway i can fix this without a disc or where can i get a disc. Because i got this computer secondhand and don’t have a disc. Would really help alot.

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