Windows 2000 Bootup problems - reinstall?
I have a laptop with Windows 2000 and get the following error message when I bootup:
""Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM""
I wish to recover the data (files) from the hard drive. When I try reinstalling windows, i get the following message:
The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer. Use the up and down arrows to select an item on this list:
-to set up Windows 2000 on the selected items, press enter
-to create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C
-to delete the selected partition, press D
19078 MB disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi
C: NTFS 19072 MB (7756 MB free)
I am unsure which option to choose. I want to keep the existing data on the hard drive and not erase it. Will one of the 3 options above be able to fix my bottup problem, while still keeping the existing data?