'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt’. The subject is the file that is missing. I have ‘stand alone copy of XP Pro so is it possible to do as the error report says ‘Please reinstall a copy of the above file’. Nothing else works, F8, Repair etc. Thank you Ps and not lose all my data??
If you have the proper Windows XP pro Disc you can go to ,Start, Run, Type in sfc /scannow a little gap between the sfc and forward slash,You may be asked to enter the XP disc,Just let it run if there are no problems it will dissapear ,Just take your disc out then,Any corrupt files it should fix.
Ty buteman, I am glad you noticed your senior moment :-) And ty Fruit Bat. I tried and got ‘The system cannot find the file or directory specified’. I have notice just as the ‘press any key to boot from cd’, just above it says ‘Boot from Atapi’, under that ‘no emulation', can’ be right surely. Floppy is disabled so the d drive is the first it sees. Getting to thinking its going have to be a format, arggg