Hope you are having a good day.
I am having a real panic!
Here is the details of my problem...and questions...I really hope you can help.
Compter is a Compaq Armada M700, intel pentium 3....and I am operating using Windows XP Professional....or i was til earlier....
then, when i turned on comp, it would not start properly...took me to a screen which said ' sorry for inconvenience, windows has not started properly'...this then gave me options for starting, safe mode, safe promt mode...last good mode, etc...i went through them all and nothing managed to progress starting beyond the following error messages.....
stop : c0000128 (registry file failure)
The registry cannot load the hive (file)
It or its log is corrupt, absent or not writeable
Beginning dump of physical memory
physical dump complete
this did not actually do anythig and i was just taken back to the 'sorry for inconvenience' screen...
another error screen told me that 'windows could not start because file System32\DRIVERS\pci.sys......was corrupt or missing..
I then got my windows disk and accidently loaded up windows HOME, rather than professional.......and now i have an option when i start my computer....
1 to use the professional...which fails , as above
or 2 to use windows home...which is working...but presents me with problems.
The problem is that some files/programs dont work by going on using my HOME package....ie virus protections..
Also, I have limited memory space, I have 'copied' all my music across, so i can use it on the new HOME windows...but i have barley any space left.
OK, SO WHAT DO I WANT TO DO......well, I would like to know how to uninstall or fix the broken windows PROFESSIONAL.....or probably easier...how do i migrate everything that i need from the 'broken windows onto my 'working windows.
I now have 1% space on comp and as is laptop, I cannot increase memory....i woudl like to remove the windows that does not work....
Really hope you can assist