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file corrupted, recove console do not work, cannot install XP

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Yesterday I received the following error message when starting up my Windows XP PC:

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

Then Idecided to booted from my XP CD in order to repair my installation using the Recovery Console. In the "Welcome to Setup" window I pressed "R" and the Recovery Console asked "Which Windows installation would you like to log onto (To cancel, press ENTER)?

I hit 1 (the only installation I have) and pressed ENTER, but nothing else happenned, the computer just gone frozen.

Then I decided to re-install XP. I booted again from the CD but the computer hangs when displaying "Searching for previous versions of Microsoft Windows".

I really don't know what to do because I am even not able to re-install windows anymore.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Try and get into the Recovery Consoel again and if you can then type "fixbot" might just work, or maybe "chkdsk" if not. also you could use a Knoppix live cd to fix it. Try serching for help on how to do it in knoppix.
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