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Old 12-28-2005, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I accidentally, somehow deleted my windows/system32/config/system folder. It must have happened when I was cleaning the registry. I don't have a working CDROM Drive, only a hard disk drive. What can I do... This is urgent.
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XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
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XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
Warez, I would have done all that. Only I don't have my CDROM drive working. Seems like the connector on my motherboard kinda snapped and its not working. I have to get it fixed. I only have hard disks. I made some XP boot disk. Will I be able to do all that from the disks?
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well the use it with the other hdd connector. you can connect the ide hdd with the cd drom also
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well the use it with the other hdd connector. you can connect the ide hdd with the cd drom also
I forgot to mention... Im on a sony notebook. I meant the connector straight off the motherboard was damaged.
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Anyone have any leads?
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do you know anyone who owns an external cd drive? usb or something...
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do you know anyone who owns an external cd drive? usb or something...
I have one but it wont work until windows fully loads up.
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I'm not sure if this will work, but... in the bios, is there a 'boot other device'? maybe that will boot that drive...?
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