Laptop wont load up

By shakersfan
Dec 6, 2005
  1. When I loaded my laptop I got an error message on the load up page:
    'windows could not open because the following file is corrupt;
    windows/system32/config/system, and when I try and enter safe mode my laptop just turns off. I have tried putting CDs into the drive which I think are the recovery/registry disks but the laptop just turns off. Can anybody offer any advice please?
  2. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 152

    go into your BIOS and make sure the boot select order includes the CD drive. or put it first.

    Do you have a Windows XP CD? and can you boot from it? If yes, then get into the recovery console.

    From the Setup CD

    When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console. When prompted, type the Administrator password. At the system prompt, type fixboot (Writes a new partition boot sector onto the system partition).

    Follow the rest of the prompts - like choosing the drive etc.

    hope this helps
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