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Please help can not Boot from CD to repair or reformat Windows

By dalith14
Jan 1, 2010
  1. So I am in the military my computer is my nice me time. I went home to see family for christmas I come back and when I turn computer on it says,

    Windows could not start because of the following file is missing or corrupt:
    WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

    So I have my OS disk I put it in, my BIOS is set correctly, when it gets to screen saying boot from CD, press any key to boot from CD, No matter how fast or if I press keys all the way from boot to this point, press every key, it will not boot from cd.

    Disk Drive works it did right before I left, Keyboards ( I used 2 different ones) work cause I can get to Bios.

    Please someone assist this is really starting to ruin my holidays, thank you.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  3. dalith14

    dalith14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well unfortunately that requires me to be able to access my Xp disc once inserted and as I described in first post I can not do that.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Replace the optical drive or try to boot from an external CD/DVD USB drive
     
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