i'm trying to repair the (system32) file damaged/missing problem.
yes i've read the article on the microsoft site.
i can only get to the recovery console(using the cd-rom), and when i try to type in the first
command (make new temp folder?) all i get is "access denied".
nowhere did it ask for an admin password.
although i have the password (my fathers, as it is his comp i'm trying to fix)
i'm not sure how to get the recovery console to let me fix it.(access)
also...i see something about a "safe mode" written in alot of help articles...(?)
when i try to boot up and hold f8, all it does is flash a screen very briefly with an image and text on it, beep 2 times then goes blank.
if i just boot up the computer and let it be..it always reads the "system32 missing/damaged"....
btw..i'm not a pc person..although i understand how this works, i prefer mac os for imaging and media software. this is my pops dell running xp that i'm trying to fix without losing some of the files he didnt backup. if i could get em off and then just wipe his comp clean,i would...there is nothing fancy about his set-up, almost an out-of the box dell.