windows xp pro

By rickolm32
Jan 1, 2007
  1. I have a laptop that did not come witha boot up or recovery cd and it worked yesterday and now today it wont log onto windows. It says there is a root file missing. How do you fix this without a startup cd?
  2. MrNemo

    MrNemo TS Rookie Posts: 48

    You will probably need to take the HDD out and do a scandisk on someone elses computer (would require an adaptor) if you don't have a CD. I would find any (presumably) Windows XP CD you can find just so you can boot into the recovery console. Someone you know is bound to have one.

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