please could someone help out with this procedure. comp flows through start up screens andthen mentions missing or corrupt system file, and to try to re install system discs with command prompt R... from memory... its on my main pc. It had been going through random blue screen moments then cycling round and noticed it was downloading an update, and now is at present stage.. please help, and hope it dont end up being harddrive!!
tap F8 on boot until you see a black screen with white writing. click Safe Mode. It'll take a while, but when you see the desktop follow this guide. Note. this is for XP. There are links on the page to guides for other OS.
thanks, well here is the exact message... and I am on XP.
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
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..
I hope this helps shed a bit of light on it, this came up after an update but also after the random bluescreens, but at least with the bluescreens i could operate at times in between...
with regard to above which first screen? the first screen as the comp is booting up? or does it mean first screen when i put in setup cd?
cheers for help...
hi, thanks for info. it asked to boot from floppy, cd drive, dvd drive etc.. so scrolled down now message: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot drive and press a key.
thanks, and happy new year all.. and hopefully a painless computer-stress-less one for all!!!!!
tried to get on to bios... but struggling... its a mesh comp approx 6 years old. I have found the recovery discs that came with comp.
thanks for help so far, but not really made any progress... can't seem to have a command prompt either to type anything in. cheers
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