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mistaripsta210

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When I turn on my computer it says windows cannot start because
WINDOWS/system32/Config/SYSTEM is missing.Then it says to put in the original windows disk and press R at firt screen to repair.I go to repair,but it doesnt work.It says C:windows> and i dont know what to do after that
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Hello and Welcome to Geeks To Go

You have made a slight error, you have to press Enter not R, then agree to the licence (press F8) and then R. Full instruction on how to do it are Here

Edited by Michael Buckley, 22 October 2005 - 06:30 PM.

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I tried that,but it doesnt say repair.It says another OS is installed,and there could be problems.It then shows the screen with the partitions,and it says in order to install the OS it has to delete everything on the hard drive,but that has all my work saved on it.
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Do you have access to a boot CD like UBCD? You may need this to save your files [try another partition] before you are forced to format/reinstall OS
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I tried that,but it doesnt say repair.It says another OS is installed,and there could be problems.It then shows the screen with the partitions,and it says in order to install the OS it has to delete everything on the hard drive,but that has all my work saved on it.

Looks to me like you have an OEM Windows XP CD. OEM versions do not have the repair feature, which is lame in my opinion, but that's how they do it. :tazz: Is it possible that you could get your hands on another Windows XP cd from friend/family member and then try what Michael Buckley suggested again?

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Edited by Fenor, 22 October 2005 - 09:03 PM.

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