Microsoft® Windows® System 32 Config Files
What is Window system 32? How will you show Windows system 32 config files?
Windows system 32 is a set of configuration files for the operating system you are using. These files are very important in the working of your computer. If these files are corrupted or deleted, it may adversely affect the normal working of your computer. These configuration files are a set of plain text files. These files should only be saved in the default format. If we alter the extension of these files Windows Operating System will not be able to read the file. Many issues may arise due to corruption of system 32 files. Sometimes installation of particular software may alter the configuration files. The best remedy is to take a back up of the configuration files so that in the event of any issue, you can fix it without any complications. Sysedit can be used to open the configuration files in Windows platform. You can form a system restore point before changing the configuration file which helps you to back up them. For this, you can open a notepad and Click on 'Start' and then 'Run' type in sysedit. This opens the configuration files which can be easily copied to a notepad file.
Following are the causes of this error and some tips to fix them:
- Corrupted registry
- Error in system hive
- Update error
Registry is the main area in an operating system which has all the details for every files present in your computer. So, if the files or values in a registry is changed or corrupted, it badly affects the working of your computer. This can even stop the computer from starting up. The corrupted registry can be fixed by using third party registry file fixing tools. In Windows XP, registry files can be fixed by using the recovery console using your operating system disc.
Error in system hive
In Server 2000 or 2003, System 32 error may occur during a restart. This error is caused due to the unforeseen growth of the system hive. This error can also be faced in Windows NT and 2000 operating system when there is no sufficient space to assign for the hive. In case of server, this can be easily fixed by restoring the registry using the back up or upgrading to the latest service pack. In OS platforms replacing the hive will fix the problem. Hot fix are launched by Microsoft for fixing these kinds of issues.
Update error is the most common configuration error in most of the operating system. In this case, you will get error message similar to “Windows XP Could Not Start Because the Following File is Missing or Corrupt: WinntSystem32ConfigSystem”. This is caused due to the error in update of the Boot.ini file which is responsible for the starting up of your computer. This issue can be easily fixed by repairing the OS using a boot disc.
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