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dward417

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my son moved the computer to another location and when we turned it back it says...windows file was either lost or corrupted...states press "r" to repair or use original cd rom....something like that. Please help...I need my computer
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Can you be more descriptive please?
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well i cannot get to windows at all....when I press "r" for repair it only shuts my computer...then i turn it back on and it takes me back to the same message....it also has a win file in parathesis saying its is corrupted.
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First thing I would do in that case is open the case and make sure all the cables to the drives are well seated in their sockets.

Edited by Tyger, 19 February 2007 - 05:33 PM.

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i hate to sound dumb but what do you mean by case...do you mean open the harddrive?
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The case of the computer, usually held on by thumb screws or philips screws. Only one side usually needs to be taken off, but on older machines the whole outer cover may need to be removed.
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hello there...hmm,did u have your xp setup cd?? if yes then use that cd to repair ur windows.
boot the cd and just follow the instruction given until u see the 'repair' option.select it and it will automatically fix
the corrupted file inside ur windows folder.
gd luck!
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does it have to be the original cd?
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Yes, and what Tyger was meaning is taking the side off of your tower. There are usually like 4 screws that hold it on.
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i just wanted to thank you guys for all your help! I took my windows through the recovery console..I am now up and running....you guys helped me save some money....
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Thank You for posting the result
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