Sudden Increae in windows/system32/config/system file missing error

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  • Written on: April 23rd, 2006

We have seen over 30 customers in our Service Centers over the past three days or so who have been suffering from an error message that states their “windows/system32/config/system file is missing.” Typically, we would simply restore a backup copy of the system file and send them on their way. But the problem has taken a new twist recently.

It seems that the entire windows/system32/config/ folder is missing entirely. This folder stores information about your stored passwords, your registry, and your Windows profile. Without it you will not be able to reboot your computer, and there is no way to completely recover from this problem.

The only solution to restore functionality is to back up all of your data, reformat and reinstall from scratch. This solution is NOT FUN!!

While no one knows why this is happening or how to prevent it, the Schrock Innovations software development team has whipped together a quick batch file to help you backup your config folder now while your computer is working so that if you are hit with this problem you can recover from it without the heartache.

Visit to read the tutorial about this problem ad how you can back up your config folder. There is no charge for the tutorial or the backup file, and it will not harm your PC. Pay special attention to page 4 of the tutorial.

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