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Reinstalling windows??

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by JonnyConcrete, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. JonnyConcrete

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    1 of my older computers wont boot up it gives this error message





    "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

    /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM

    you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup cdrom select r at the first screen to start repair"






    when i press anykey it reboots to the same screen and wont boot from the cdrom.


    any ideas how i can start windows setup or format my hd?????
     
  2. Nivelo

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    There should be an option in your BIOS to determine the boot order. Amend this to CD-Rom first. Place your Windows CD in the drive and reboot the computer. You should get an option to run setup then.

    Andy
     
  3. AML

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    you should be able to start windows in safe mode by pressing F8 when the bios is nearly finished its loading and win starts up.
    Other wise do as nivelo said and boot with your windows disk inserted.
     
  4. JonnyConcrete

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    already tried both of those and it still loads straight to the error screen :(
     
  5. Garrett

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    I would try doing a repair before re-instaling as all your settings will be lost and probably links to sites and loaded programs. So you will have to reinstall all them.

    Oh by the way ignore the first time it says repair this is for experts, I have been told you have to mess a lot with settings, on the second time it ask to repair allow it.
     

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