Question Repair System32 on computer ?

USAFRet

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accidentally deleted it without knowing it was the system files
Reinstall Windows.
There is no "fix" for a missing /System32/ folder.

(you will need a different, working, PC and a 8GB flash drive)
 
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Reinstall Windows.
There is no "fix" for a missing /System32/ folder.

(you will need a different, working, PC and a 8GB flash drive)
possible to fix with the reset or cmd?
 

Colif

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Its not possible to fix without a USB so either way you need one.

windows shouldn't have let you delete the folder, its meant to be protected. What happens if you try to restart PC?
 
accidentally deleted it without knowing it was the system files
LOL
Deleting system32 folder?
System Protection Service should have prevented that.
Unless you had it turned off. Did you?

If System Restore was not turned off, then use it to restore to time before your modifications.
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-system-restore-windows-10

If you can get into windows then do repair install.
https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/fix-windows-10-repair-install

If you can not, then boot from windows installation media and do clean install.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-do-clean-installation-windows-10,36160.html
 

ex_bubblehead

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But why CMD commands wil not work to repair the system?
(chkdsk command, sfc /scannow)

(sorry, i don`t know anyting about it)
Simple. You deleted a boatload of files that need to be replaced. To do this requires the source of those files. Chkdsk, SFC etc. do NOT provide this source of the files. In other news, by deleting /SYSTEM32 you also deleted the registry. This requires a full wipe and reinstall of everything.
 
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Simple. You deleted a boatload of files that need to be replaced. To do this requires the source of those files. Chkdsk, SFC etc. do NOT provide this source of the files. In other news, by deleting /SYSTEM32 you also deleted the registry. This requires a full wipe and reinstall of everything.
Ok, understandable!

Have a nice weekend, sir!
 

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