# Re: Windows system corruption following tortoise install

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-25 16:10:32 CEST

On 4/25/06, Paul Marrons <Paul.Marrons@reuters.com> wrote:

> Both mine and a workmate's computers have had their
> WINNT\System32\config\system file corrupted following the installation
> of the latest version of tortoise (1.3.3 Build 6219). Following the post
> installation reboot windows failed to load up on both of these machines,
> which seems more than a mere coincidence. The only means of recovery was
> to use a backed up one e.g. from the WINNT\repair directory using the
> emergency repair console. I believe that the 'system' file is normally
> supposed to be around 3MB (I may be wrong) and that the corrupted one,
> post tortoise installation, had inflated up to 32MB.

That file contains the registry.
And sorry to say so, but TSVN really has nothing to do with your
problem. Even though it may look that way, it just can't be. We don't
change anything in the registry which would stop your system from
booting up.
Oh, and the filesize: 32MB isn't that much for the whole registry.

Usually, a corrupted registry file indicates bad harddrive. Maybe you
just discovered this because you rebooted the first time for over a
year?

Stefan

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