Well it always happens late at night! my daughter went to switch her pc on and got the message "unable to mount drive c missing registry run scanreg", all well and good but you need to be in windows to do that. Started the pc up with a boot disc and run scandisc first, this found TONS of errors but managed to fix them, tried to run scanreg from dos but it froze the whole pc up, Me thinks the hd is failing so I need to get it up and running so that I can transfer all her gcse homework of it.
Any ideas what I should next to at least get windows up and running if only for a short time??
ok update. Nothing works!!!!, have tried bootup disk and restoring registry, gets into it then freezes system, tried reloading windows, get error message whilst checking files that dat file is missing unable to proceed. cannot get into safe mode, cannot do restore from dos! I am now thinking that it must be poss to do manuel restore of regegistry from thew cab files but cannot think how to do it!!