Joined: 05 Feb 2006
|Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:30 pm Post subject:
|I assume the error is:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
This could be indicative of a failing hard drive, but it is by no means certain.
We can try to fix the issue if you have your Windows XP CD. To do this, do the following:
Restart the computer with the Windows XP disk in the drive
It should boot from the CD (you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS, however this is normally not required)
Select R for Recovery
You should now come to the Recovery Console with a C:\Windows prompt - type in D: (or whatever letter the drive the CD is in) and press Enter
Type in the following commands pressing Enter after each line:
copy ntldr C:
copy ntdetect.com C:
Restart the computer and see if the problem is still there
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-- Bill Gates, on code stability, from Focus Magazine