I own a Toshiba laptop Dynabook ES/425 CME that is running Windows XP Home
. The laptop is about 5 years old but was running in great condition as it is only used for the basics such as internet surfing, downloading pictures, writing on word, web cam conferencing, and phone calls.
Yesterday, when it was time to shut down my computer there was an automatic update icon on the shut down icon. Per usual, I clicked it and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning and turned on my computer, it would not load up the XP sign in screen at all. Instead, the following screen appeared. See attachment at end of post.
My system is a Japanese OS. However, Amazing Andrew mentioned that it reads the following in English:Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.
The problem is that I cannot locate my cd-rom.
I was able to get a recovery cd for XP Home from a friend who owned a Dell. Not sure of the model though. The front of the cd reads:(at top)
Micresoft Windows XP Home Edition
Only use this CD to reinstall the operating system on a Dell computer. This CD is not for reinstallation of programs and drivers.
I was wondering if I could install this cd in my laptop? If I can, I would very much appreciate a walk through in the process so I donít erase anything off my HD.