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My fan controller died out on me causing the fans on my HS to stop working. Before I knew this had happened my computer shutdown due to the CPU overheating. I fixed my fans and what not but when I try to load windows I get an error that Windows\\System32\\Config\\System is missing or corrupt. I tried loading my slave harddrive and that loads windows fine. I have a lot of important files/emails/etc on that corrupted harddrive so I'd be extremely happy if I can get my windows working on that again. Any help is much appreciated like always.

Thanks in advance.
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My sisters lappy did this. I had to reformat.
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Turn everything back to stock (Clear CMOS) and try again with no OC. This is a common error if your OC is too high. If that doesn't work, then we will have a dilemma.
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
My sisters lappy did this. I had to reformat.
I dont what to do that

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Originally Posted by RyGuy
Turn everything back to stock (Clear CMOS) and try again with no OC. This is a common error if your OC is too high. If that doesn't work, then we will have a dilemma.
Clearing CMOS didnt help, but thanks anyways :'(
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When you boot from the other drive, can you access the 'broken' one?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
When you boot from the other drive, can you access the 'broken' one?
Yes I am able to do so
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Then get all files of it that way

If you run in any 'no access' issues, read this:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Then get all files of it that way

If you run in any 'no access' issues, read this:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
Yeah, but I dont have enough space to transfer and backup my files. This harddrive only had 700mb of space left and I have to back up about 70gb+ worth of files...
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Do you have another hdd lying around?
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Go to best buy, buy a hard drive, transfer data, then zero the hard drive and take it back.

LOL =p
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