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dan7brit

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Hi, I am not sure if I am on the right forum but no doubt will be informed if I am not. I have had lots of trouble with my PC and now it has died on me. I am using wins Xp pro but on boot-up my PC informs me that I have a corrupt system 32 error, which means that I cannot get into windows. As I do not have the recovery windows disc and cannot repair the corrupt file, I am wondering if anyone knows of any hard disc file recovery software that would allow me to recovery and re-store my wins documents files (e.g. JPG, .doc). I have tried safe mode function but that has not worked. It seems to be an application problem rather than a hardware problem.

Thanks

Edited by dan7brit, 10 June 2008 - 09:48 AM.

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so no-one can help me?
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Hello dan7brit,

What is the specific error? You will most likely require a windows CD in order to perform repairs.
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How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp).
  • Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

    chkdsk /r

  • Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
  • Report any errors

After that we may need to repair your windows xp install. Please let me know how it goes. I have several steps to offer after this is performed.
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hi, Thanks for the replies, but, the problem I have is that I do not have a start up /recovery disc! So repairing the system32/config error by this means is a no-no. I have perused the site and found that I can transfer the old files to a new hard drive by means of a slave-master system. But, if there is an easier application based way that I can repair the corrupt configuration file than the more the better.
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do you know someone who has a windows xp cd?
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