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accidentally deleted .sys file, now comp wont boot up


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LittleRaven

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Hi there!! I made a really stupid mistake, and now am stuck without my computer! (I'm on my gf's machine at the moment) I'm sure you can help though, since you guys are so awesome!

I was running a little low on room on my C:\ drive, so I decided to clean up some of the junk that had collected on there over the years. I first ran Cleanup!, then started deleting files and folders manually, as well as uninstalling old programs I no longer need. I think I must have deleted a .sys file on accident, because when I rebooted, Windows would no longer boot up. It loads to the POST screen, then reboots and cycles the process endlessly. I've tried to run in Safe mode, and I tried most every other option in the list, to no avail. I don't get any error messages, it just will not load past the POST screen.

Is there anything I can do, or will I have to reformat my HD?

Thank you in advance!
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Welcome to GeeksToGo! :whistling:

I would try an XP Repair installation. It will reinstall XP's system files and folders while keeping all your data safe. There is a link in my signature (first line below my post) with instructions. You will have to reinstall all Windows Updates, but your data is safe.

Good luck! :blink:

Edited by Pi rules, 24 September 2006 - 02:18 PM.

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peterm

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do you get any error messages ?
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I ran the repair like you advised, and am back in working order with nothing lost :whistling:
Quick and easy fix! Thanks bunches!!
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No problem! :whistling:

Please remember to go to Windows Update and get all the updates and patches.
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