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volar008

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Hi guys,

Hope you can help me out. I had a little problem and think I may have made it worse but not sure. First I am running on a Compaq Presario SR1300NX. Everything was running fine ( I have little kids running around so you never know) until I walked in and the computer was on a black screen that said that windows was unable to load due to a problem in (I think) the config.sys files. I tried doing a recovery with the original windows disk, and it seemed like it would only let me reinstall widows from scratch. I must have clicked on the wrong drive because since then I realized that I have windows running off a recovery partition drive. Which was shortly thereafter because I soon ran out of room. I opened up my comp files and it looks like all the original files and programs are on the main drive. However, when I reboot it now boots right to the partition drive. How do I get my computer running of the correct drive? Any help you can give me I would appreciate. I really would like to save the contents of the original drive if possible.


Here is the Hijackthis file if it will help. I tried getting a copy of the config file on the C drive but it was empty, and the new partition drive wont let me in to see the files. What now??

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:27:15 PM, on 4/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
H:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
H:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
H:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
H:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wzqkpick.exe
H:\Documents and Settings\Local Settings\Temp\wze1d8\HijackThis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - H:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "H:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = H:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - H:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - H:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....k/?linkid=39204
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anzenketh

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By any chance are you getting the option to boot from differnt operating systems but they are both the same operating system.
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When it starts up i get the choice of xp professional, home edition, and recovery console. after 30 secs it goes to xp pro, but I have 3 computers and I cant remember if this one usually runs on pro or home. The disk that came with this comp, that I reinstalled after the error from is xp pro. Does that help?
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huh lol, while waiting for a response I tried to go in the home edition version ( which I though this comp might have originally had and it popped up the same error (unable to start windows error in windows\system32\config\system files. I can only get to desktop in pro : \
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hi volar008 sorry for the late reply

Is this the message you get when you try to go into XP PRO
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