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guest1000

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i turned my computer on and it said cannot boot from windows because \WINDOWS\AppPatch\drvmain.sdb missing or coruputed. I have windows XP pro. Compaq Armada 300.
ANd i dont have the orginal setup cd i never got a cd..
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Welcome to GTG quest1000 <_<

Have you tired "Last Known Good Configuration"?:
1. Start Windows, or if it is running, shut Windows down, and then turn off the computer.
2. Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). What is displayed depends on the BIOS manufacturer. Some computers display a progress bar that refers to the word BIOS, while others may not display any indication that this process is happening.
3. As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Continue to do so until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
4. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the Last Known Good Configuration menu item, and then press Enter.
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I have told admin about your problem and he'll be with you shortly. <_<
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I'm sure your computer didn't come with XP preinstalled, so you're not going to have recovery info on a CD or the hard drive.

Your going to need a Windows XP CD and a valid CD Key to perform a repair installation:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138
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