Firstly, i have a Lenovo T60 Thinkpad laptop which came preinstalled with Windows XP. For one of my courseworks in university, i then dual installed Ubuntu 9.04 using the WUBI - Windows Installer. Note: WUBI Windows Installer together with the Ubuntu installed can be easily uninstalled if it is not required just like normal Windows applications. Thus i had a laptop which could dual boot into either Windows XP or Ubuntu 9.04. Everything was fine with Ubuntu and Windows XP and the dual boot option also worked fine.
Recently when i tried to start up my computer and chose the Windows XP option to boot, on the boot up screen it showed me the following message:
Windows/System32/Config/System Missing or Corrupt
I could not boot into my Windows XP anymore but i can successfully boot into my Ubuntu 9.04 by choosing the Ubuntu boot up option. I am currently using Ubuntu in my laptop to access internet and even to type out this message.
From my Ubuntu operating system, i am actually able to access to my C drive where Windows XP is installed. I can access my C Drive and hence access all the files in C drive which is also where Windows XP is installed in my computer.
1) Is it somehow possible to repair the missing or corrupt file without having to reinstall and reformat the entire Windows XP installation again ?
2) Is it possible to just repair the corrupt file without loosing all data stored in C drive by using the available access to C drive through Ubuntu 9.04?
3) What are the options that are currently available to me to rectify this problem ?
4) I dont mind loosing or erasing my Ubuntu 9.04 OS in the attempt to rectify my Windows boot up problem as i have nothing important in my Ubuntu. I reiterate that i actually dont need my current Ubuntu intact and even if Ubuntu will be affected during the repair procedure, it doesn't matter as i will just uninstall my Ubuntu.
5) Is it possible to somehow repair the Windows boot up problem without loosing all my data stored in the C drive (I don't mind if Ubuntu gets affected) ?
Any help will be great.
I have noted that Broni - GeeksToGo Tech Staff has been giving some guide to rectify this problem. For example the given solution can be found in this other thread: http://www.geekstogo...pt-t242795.html
But i do not know whether i can follow it for my case. And will the given solution retain all data stored in the computer after fixing the necessary files ?
Edited by adai2020, 28 August 2009 - 07:13 AM.