system32 missing

  aboutit 18:29 01 Jun 2007
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My computer will not load and I get the message that windows system32 is missing or corrupt . I do not have the xp disc and the recovery discs suppliedd do not correct the fault. i am running XP Home and I have hhad a disc lent to me but its XP Professional would it be alright to reformat with this

  MAJ 18:41 01 Jun 2007

No you can't reformat with the XP Pro disk as it belongs to another computer. Try going to Start > Run, type/paste in:

Sfc /scannow

and click OK. The required files might be somewhere on you hard drive already.

  VoG II 18:42 01 Jun 2007

See click here but note the Warning.

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