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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-15-2003, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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help with xp

a windows xp startup disk on a cd
my sony desktop messed up now it says c:/windows/config.system is corrupt and says i need to reload windows... well i can't find my disk so im trying to create one from my laptop (both have xp)
help suggestions please

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-15-2003, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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when i turn comp on it sayswindows can't start b/c file is missing or corrupt...
c windows/systems32\config\system

says i can attempt to repair by starting windows setup using setup cd-rom..
well i can't find that bitch
anyone know how to fix this without cd rom
i dont have a floppy drive so i can't use another comp to create setup disk.. anyone know how to create it on a cd (burn setp to cd)

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 01:00 AM
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You need to have a copy of the original install cd to repair your problem.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 01:28 PM
 
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Without the CD you could also use a Windows 2000 CD which will allow you to enter the recovery console, provided you know the local administrator password. If you don't have a XP or 2000 CD, you could put your hard drive into another Windows PC and slave it. In Windows goto c:\Windows\System32\Config and you will notice that there is the corrupt SYSTEM file and a backup SYSTEM.SAV. Rename the SYSTEM to SYSTEM.BAD and rename the SYSTEM.SAV to SYSTEM, replace your hard drive into your PC, be sure to make it master or cable select, whichever it was, and you should be good.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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ok i got a copy of xp i loaded it into comp.. it then said "press any key to continue" i did.. but now there is just a black screen.. for past 10 minutes??
should i reboot or leave it to maybe load soon...
remember im not a computer genius

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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well i rebooted and now it 's been on...
"setup is loading files (windows executive)..."
for a good while.. does this take a long time?

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