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Boot Problem

By Robgamer
Apr 28, 2007
  1. I have a dell pc, and after I get past the dell logo when I am booting up, it says that a file is missing or is corrupt. The file is /windows/system32/config/system. How do I fix this?
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

  3. Robgamer

    Robgamer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I have a dvd not a cd winxp disk. How do I boot from that?
     
  4. Robgamer

    Robgamer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    In other words, how do I boot from that?
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    can you boot in safe mode? If you can run CHDSK on your hard disk.

    Otherwise you'll need the set up disc to make repairs. You may need to order/buy it from DELL
     
  6. Robgamer

    Robgamer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I cant boot in safe mode, but I do have the windows xp disk. Its a dvd and I dont know how to boot from it.
     
  7. Da_g33k

    Da_g33k TS Rookie

    Robgamer, go into your BIOS and change your boot order, set the cdrom as the first priority, then the floppy and then the HDD. put in your disk, then hopefully for you it will boot up.
     
  8. vnayurs

    vnayurs TS Rookie

    thanks nice help
     
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