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shocka144

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when i boot up my comp two errors are displayed, the 1st one reads;

windows cannot find "ERROR". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

ive searched for this and loads of files come up so i don't know which 1 to pick, so i click "OK" on the error message. Then the next 1 appears;

Could not load or run 'ERROR' specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.



any help is appreciated thx in advance
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This is a list of steps you can run through

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, all the files in the folder will now be highlighted, right click any file, click delete, a box will appear asking if you want to delete all the files, confirm the delete then reboot

Open the CD ROM Drive used to install Windows, insert the XP CD but leave the drawer open. Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, then close the CD ROM Drive drawer, You will get a blue progress bar, after the bar goes, reboot. This will check for and replace missing or corrupt system files.

You can check for an improvement after running sfc /scannow then after each step until you have run through them all, if necessary

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

If no change

Please go here to repair your operating system

Repair XP

If you are unable to run Repair XP

Alternate XP Repair Guide

Use the last one - Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates
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thx for ur quick reply, but im stuck @ the 1st hurdle, how do i "sfc /scannow"? what is sfc? :tazz:
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go Start > Run and type in "sfc /scannow" then hit Enter
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just remembered i didnt get a xp disc with my computer, it was already installed :s
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