• NOTE: I did have different OS at one point and maybe I used the wrong restore points. his comment is here I spent 6 hours round a friend's house yesterday and finally came up with a solution that worked.

    Optional: If the x86 repair did not resolve your issue, please repeat the process but using the x64 repair instead.iolo Knowledge BaseSystem Shieldiolo Knowledge BaseSystem Mechanic for Windows XP & VistaXP/Vista You have helped me immensely!! Reply blaszta May 14, 2008 at 11:57 pm Do we need this if the UBCD alreay support USB (although experimental)? Due to its experimental nature, some or all of the UBCD apps may not work even if your machine supports booting from a USB memory stick.

    How to fix a Missing/Corrupt SYSTEM file in Windows XP without the Recovery CD Export Powerpoint Theme Colours & Changing Default Color Palette How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Google Why do you need the recovery disc in the first place? UBCD seems to put stuff on there for the sake of having it there. If the command returns an error - reboot from the USB/CD and run the repair console again on a clean boot.

    Given the number of restore points found on the machine i was working on, i can only assume that this is too the case for Windows XP. What is the SYSTEM file In XP and why has it stopped my machine working? Reply oldhick May 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm This is pretty old news but not bad. thank you sir and more power!!!