\windows\system32\config\system status 0xc00000e9 windows failed to load because system registry file is missing or corrupt.

I need help laptop does not come with back up files l need a copy of  windows  registry file . When l try to start up this message appears

\windows\system32\config\system

status   0xc00000e9 

windows failed to load because system registry file is missing or corrupt. 

 

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Hi,

Try Startup Repair from the Recovery Console (if you have one) or from a Vista disk - if you do not have a
Vista disk you can borrow a friends (they are not copy protected) or make one. Also your System maker will
sell the physical disks cheap since you already own Windows.

This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or with a Vista Disk
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/326b756b-1601-435e-99d0-1585439470351033.mspx

Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options and/or a Vista disk.

How to do a Startup Repair
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html

Unable to boot in windows vista- windows boot configuration data file is missing required information -
Repair Corrupt Boot Manager
http://www.troublefixers.com/unable-to-boot-in-windows-vista-windows-boot-configuration-data-file-is-missing-required-information/

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair
startup issues in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista
http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html

Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing
required information"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

Vista Tip: Repair "BOOTMGR is missing" error - a quick how to
http://lifehacker.com/251733/vista-tip--repair-bootmgr-is-missing-error

See this section here - To repair/rebuild the Boot Config Data Use the Bootrec.exe Tool
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/163304-dual-boot-using-free-partitioning-software.html

Also from the COMMAND PROMPT of Recovery Console (if possible) or a Vista disk

chkdsk /f /r

Hit Enter

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If needed

How to Check and Change the Startup Programs in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering
with a game or a program that you currently use - try this method
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

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If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

How to Make a Bootable Disk in Vista
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/7050.aspx

Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-make-a-windows-vista-repair-disk-if-you-dont-have-one/

Hope this helps.


Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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Tried but still black screen will take it in for repairs 

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i got the same message only it cant find the kernal

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Hi Chester Leedom,

Same methods if it is user repairable. Try those links even though they do not specify
your exact error.

Hope this helps.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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My laptop's cd reader is spoilt, i bought an external reader, to connect with USB, but the system just won't bother reading that one! Is there any way without using any CDs??

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Yo! I have found the solution! :D

Listen, in advance sorry for my bad english! :D

If you have Windows 7 CD or USB put it in an boot inside.

Then, first step about language click next

Then, click on repair and wait

Then, unmark Windows 7 (if you dont do this it will scan and try to repair but we dont want that) and click next

Then, click on Command Promt, when command promt is open type next :

(In my case the usb was X:\, and the system partition was C:\, so i will explain for my case)

1. Navigate to X:\Windows\System32\ (you type X:\cd Windows bla bla, i hope that you know the basics in Command Prompt)

2. When you are in X:\Windows\System32\ type COPY config C:\Windows\System32

3.Restart computer and hit enter on start windows normaly

You dont need to install windows again :D

I hope i helped you and that you understand me :D

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