help with reinstalling XP

  Ikelos 08:58 01 Apr 2006

hi,I will try and keep this short, yesterday with help form this forum, I reformatted this dell laptop and reloaded the OS, found all the progs and anti virus software, then late last night i finished it,restarted it a few times, everything fine..well pleased with a full days work getting it all going...

this morning i switched it on, and a message came up on the screen, with words to the effect,

windows system32/ missing or corrupt, then it said something about trying a repair, tried that, it is a dell disk, anyway i have now started again...anyone any idea what has gone wrong...

thank you..

  VoG II 09:01 01 Apr 2006

Corrupt registry possibly click here

  Ikelos 09:08 01 Apr 2006

hi, the thing is it was ace last night,only happened after it had been left for a few hours switched off, I will study the link, thanks.

  Ikelos 09:10 01 Apr 2006

oh dear, it says it is not much good if you have the OEM disk, which is what i have...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:54 01 Apr 2006

It works wether disk is OEM or Full XP disk.

WIll not work with manufacturer's recovery disk.

Boot disks for XP from http:\ should contain the required files to copy from.

  Ikelos 14:18 01 Apr 2006

hi,I have the manufacturer's recovery disk, just formatted it again and waiting to see when it goes down.. thanks

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