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Old 12-28-2005, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I was trying to wipe out Norton from the deepest pits of my hardrive. Everything was going well, I was deleting from the registry, and other files and folders... When all the sudden, I somehow... I have no clue how... I seemed to have deleted my Windows\system32\config\system file and windows won't start. Well... Here's the thing... I have my copy of windows xp home edition, but I dont have a CDROM drive that works... Im using an external, but the computer wont detect it until the os completely boots up because its USB. I do however have a hard disk drive that works... How can I repair those files and get my computer back and up without losing my information that I have on it?
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Get a Working CD-ROM

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Could try copying the file over from a floppy or something.
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Get a Working CD-ROM

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Could try copying the file over from a floppy or something.
Lol, No you see, my cdrom drive isnt working because I'm using a laptop and it seems that the connector piece broke off of my motherboard... lol... So I have to us
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Yea thats what i was thinkin. windows repair with the boot disks?
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with the xp cd

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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