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Please help me...

I tried to load up my computer, and when i entered my password for the logon screen, as it was jsut about to load, power failure. Got power back, when i tried to load it up again, said someting like my system/config is missing or corrupt. i need to insert windows disk and press 'r' to repair.

So i tried that.

When it comes up, and asks me which installation i want to log onto.... i press '1' then enter, and it freezes. Does nothing else.

so i've now plugged it into this computer, see if i can sort it this way, and it it says its not formatted, n i need to format it,

There is very very important files on this Hard drive, and i need access to it, is there any possible way to repair this? i cannot format it! Please.

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Your hard drive should go in as a slave to the existing drive

You could be lucky if you return the drive to its PC to run this

Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a command prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:


%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

http://support.micro....com/kb/315222/


A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP


Another option is here

http://support.micro...kb/307545/en-us
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please bear in mind... im using my old computer, to acces the internet now....

i tried that, and its only gonna restore this drive ©

not my other drive (E (the one im tryin to fix)

please help

cheers
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Did you put the drive back in its own PC
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i cannot boot up at all....

off the other computer....

as soon as i press the power button, all the drive info etc comes up, goes blank...

then says something like

"windows\system32\config" is missing or corrupt, please insert windows disk and press r to repair.... or something like that...

so i do.... and when it lets me choose which installation to log onto, it freezes....

i also tried to intall another windows on the same drive, but it says searching for a previous version of windows.... and freezes....
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Start tapping the delete key as soon as you press the power button, it should enter set up, set the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 to save, load the XP CD, type Y then press enter

Look for press any key to load from CD

You should then be able to enter recovery console or use this

http://support.micro...kb/307545/en-us

When you put the drive in the other PC did you set it as the slave drive

Does booting the PC and tapping F8 get nowhere
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my mistake, i plugged in the drive to the other pc, it allows me to choose to boot in safe mode with command prompt...

however... it starts to load, gets to:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32\config\system.log

and gives me the error:

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\WINDOWS\system32\config\system

recovery console doesnt work, it feezes :whistling:

freezes wen it asks me to choose an installation to log onto, i type '1' and press enter, then it freezes

Edited by pleasehelpmenow, 24 March 2006 - 05:30 AM.

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Will it let you run the procedure from the link in post 6

OR

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, type Y then press enter and as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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i got to the part where i asks me to press f8 to agree, then it says searching for previous installations of windows....

then it hangs... doesnt proceed anymore :whistling:
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Putting the drive in another PC as the slave drive looks to be an option

http://compreviews.a...ss/DIYSecHD.htm

http://www.g4tv.com/...Hard_Drive.html

http://www.hardwarea...ent/topic/51019
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ok, done that, its now slave....

click my computer, and its drive "e"

I try to open it, it says its not formattted and needs to be re-formated?

what do i do next?
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Can you click start then use search to look for a file you know is on E then try to open that rather than the drive
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yes, that works, i can search for a file, and open it
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If you can do the same with folders then copy them to the other drive

Or open a folder, click edit then select all then copy the selected items, copy them to a follder you create on the other drive
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thanks, i am now able to browse my drive :whistling:

would it be possible to repair the drive now?

so i can boot it back up on my old computeR?
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