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Dell Inspiron wont boot


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andrewofscruff

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It turns on and I click start windows normally and it states


Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setip CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair






- I have tried to start on safe mood and it just states a bunch of missing files and than I have tried multiple Windows XP disc and all have an error at the end and go to the blue screen of death.

Any help?
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andrewofscruff

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anything? haha
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Have you tried reformatting?

Anyways, i have a dell inspiron too. A 1501 laptop. How do you get to safe mode? Mine doesn't come with a safe mode option at start up.
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Try this, though it is an outside chance

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter. (If F8 shows boot devices, use F5 instead).

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP


Otherwise

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555531
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