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Windows XP Home Problem


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fathead161

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Hey,

A few days ago i ran a disk defragmentor and than shut off my computer when it was completed. The next day i turned it on and it said that it could not load windows becuase Windows\system32\config\system was either corrupt or damaged, and to repair it i need my OS disk. I have home edition, but the only disk that i could get my hands on is the proffessional edition. So i put it in and hit "r" to repair the OS. Now it brings me to a prompt and asks me to select a disk drive. I selected my disk drive, and it just says

C:\Windows)

When i typed help it listed many different commands that i could use, but im not sure which one to use.

Please help.

Thanks alot
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Neil Jones

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The error screen is misleading and has been for years.
You need an XP Home CD for your version of Windows. OEM windows = OEM CD needed, and Retail Windows = Retail CD needed.
You cannot use a Pro CD for a Home Licence.
See the appropriate sticky at the top of the forum to see how to do a Windows Repair.
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