XP won't start, file missing

  mak2 22:56 20 Jan 2006

On boot up my laptop shows, 'window could not start because the following file is missing',

I've tried chkdsk /r, but that hasn't helped, could someone please advise me further.


  VoG II 22:58 20 Jan 2006
  stalion 22:59 20 Jan 2006

go to run type sfc /scannow note the space between c and / and have your xp cd ready

  mak2 23:15 20 Jan 2006

Thanks VoG, I'll go thru that page, it looks a bit complicated but I'll let you know if it works.

How can I go to run if windows doesn't start, is there another way.

  johnnyrocker 23:18 20 Jan 2006

what about safe mode?


  stalion 23:18 20 Jan 2006

good point I'll write out fifty lines (I must read the post more thoroughly)

  johnnyrocker 23:19 20 Jan 2006

plus system restore?


  stalion 23:20 20 Jan 2006

you've done the same as me fifty lines for you as well lol

  johnnyrocker 23:48 20 Jan 2006

humble apologies i am severely spanked have a good weekend, my prob is at my age i caint type fast enuff;)


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