my computer was working fine last night and when i turned it on today it says:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
you can attemp to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
i tried pressing r and stuff but it only brings me back to this screen after awhile. i dont have the original setup cdrom because my friend built my computer for me and it came with the windows. i've read that i have to format the computer but i really dont want to do this. all of my term papers, homework, and family photos are on here. can anybody please please help me! i'm desperate. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
I'm not much of a computer person so i'm gonna have to apologize for that first.