I need some urgent help.
Problem & Situation: For some reason my computer has been crashing nineteen to the dozen and has become extremely unstable. To cope up with the crashes I also downloaded the WinDebug Tools from MS, but have been unable to locate and fix the problem as my system refuses to generate a Dumpfile, though I made sure it is entered correctly under System Properties | Start Restore | Debug Information.
Most common errors are KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR and several other Unknown Hard Errors etc. I usually then ran a CHKDSK to get the system up and running, but it kept crashing again and again sometimes 1-3 times a day or sometimes after 2-3 days. In the course of Checkdisk I realised that it was not able to go through all the 5 phases, but always managed to complete 3 phases when started under C: Properties | Tools | Check Disk wherein you have 2 boxes to and if select both then it runs through 5 phases and if you check the box for Reair only then it goes through 3 Phases. There is some data it has been unable to restore, though the computer did not cause any operation problems while running it. Yesterday, it started crashing by the hour.
I tried to repair it and it wouldn't even run a checkdisk completely and began to hang around in phase II at different percentages at different times. In all the hectic desperation of fixing it I deleted some files from the Start Files in the command prompt. Now it won't start at all. I get the error: The file \windows\system32\config\system is damaged or missing. You may use the recovery CD and choose the option "R" to start the machine (or something to that effect - my machine has a German version of XP Home). I know that this file is supposed to be in the special "repair" folder available in the DOS mode. On checking the folder the file "system" is missing there also.
I have now installed XP as a fresh copy on Partition D which basically the Backup drive and am therefore able to get back online and communicating with you.
I have a single 200 GB HD which has 3 partitions C: Boot which is where the troubled Installation is, D: Backup where there there are a few other programmme back files Like MSOFFICE 2003 and few other unimportant files apart from the new XP and then I also have a E: Recovery which contains a full set of all CAB Files of the installation. It is also equipped of with Power Quest with which you can restore the computer to original factory installation or revert to original drivers or even restore Start files. But to my dismay, this option did not restore the missing start file/s. I still get the same error about the missing file as mentioned above.
Naturally, I do not want to have 2 versions running on the machine. I would like to restore the original installation, then wipe it out (tabula rasa) and re-install again on C: as I get back to original factory settings and then install other programmes and applications afresh. Of course I would have to transfer most of the contents to D:Backup in order not to loose it as the "turn back" function wipes out everything.
What do you advice me do so that I can achieve as requested above?
Edited by Bobang, 18 July 2007 - 08:42 AM.