Get this message when trying to start Windows Windows could not start becuase the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system. I tried to follow this tutorial: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 but when trying to go into safe mode in Part two, safe mode never loads. It starts to load up the drivers and then appears to freeze. What do I do? If a clean install is necessary is there anyway to get my files off of the computer?