Xp x64 wont start up
I just installed Windows XP 64bit edition about a week and a half ago, and it has been working perfectly. I just got some new parts, 2 case fans a PCI fan, and a hard drive fan. After installing them, I forgot to plug the hard drive cables back in, and when I started windows it didnt work right. So I plugged them back in and Windows started fine.
I turned the computer off for a little while, and came back later, now Windows wont start. It reads, Windows could not start because the following file is missing:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. You can attempt to repair this file by Starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select r at the first screen to start repair.
So what I did was
got my Windows XP Pro x64 and put it in, went to Windows Startup, and r is not an option. My 2 options, before it starts reinstalling windows are
. Press F6 if installing a third party SCSI or RAID driver, and press F2 to start Windows Automated System Recovery. So I pressed F2, and it says I need to insert the floppy called Windows Automated System Recovery Disk in the floppy drive then it will continue. I dont have a floppy called that, because the only way to get this version of windows is to download it from the Microsoft website, and you dont get anything. So I dont know what to do, the only thing I could think of doing, is throwing that file onto the computer over a network, but (1) I cant get into the Windows folder over the network, and (2) I have Windows XP Home on this computer and dont know if the file is different the XP PRO x64. So I dont think I can or want to do that. Anyway, I dont know what to do, I could re-install windows, but I dont really want to do that again. Any help would be appreciated. thanks