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hey guys my computer says it cant open windows because of windows\system32\drivers is missing or corrupt, when i tried fixing it under the repair utility it says it is unable to create file any help please?
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i assume you mean through the recovery console...try an actual repair install
Boot up with the XP CD in the drive and let Setup run. Go past the "C" and "R" repair options by presssing Enter just as if you're doing a clean install and you'll eventually get an option to "Repair an existing installation". That's the one you want. If it asks about formatting you've gone wrong, so start over.

You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards. NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.

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ok it goes straight to setup but the only options are install creast partition or quit
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you're gonna wanna pick the install option...then it should detect your windows installation and give you the option to repair
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ok the 3 options it give me are format partition using nstfs, fromat partition using ntfs file system quick leave the current file system intact
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