my bro's computer is shot and needs help fast. For some reason he turned on his comp today and it went to a screen that says this:
"windows could not start becuase the following file is missing or corrupt:
you can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"
He says that this has happened to him once before and he had to bring it in and get the drive re-formatted, causing him to lose all his data.
is there any way to get around the re-formatting of the drive?
p.s. he found a re-installation disk of windows xp service patch 1.0a, should he do anything with it?
Edited by fathead161, 24 March 2006 - 06:44 PM.