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#1 royce_adam

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hi guys! Ive been using a computer (pentium 3 windows xp) for

almost 6 yrs. One morning I tried to turn it on then suddenly

an error message said a windows file is corrupt/missing, press

r to repair. I tried to re-install windows again by booting

into the windows cd but another problem occured. An error

message said that "unable to load setup.sys code error is 4"

something like that. I thought my cd and cdrom is bad already.

I placed the cd and cdrom on another computer(AMD) and guess

what? It succesfully booted and entered windows setup. I also

installed my hard disk there(together with the IDE cable) and

booted it and I was surprised that I entered windows xp

normally(without any error message).

Now. Im sure that there is no problem with the hard disk, cd or

cdrom. Guys, can you give some ideas where the problem is?

(motherboard? processor? virus? memory?) how can I fix it? tnx.

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#2 rigacci

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:25 PM

Depending on how the error message came on, it could have been legitimate. Then again, it might have been a virus or trojan that was telling you falsely that it was corrupt.

You can also do a SFC /SCANNOW. Make certain you have the original CD in the drive, as it may ask for it. HOWEVER, if you can boot up, like you said, this may not help.

The SFC command checks all system files and if they have been corrupted, it attempts to fix it.



You can also test your memory. Go http://www.memtest86.com/ and you can download a free memory tester. You will need to burn it to a blank CD. Put it in your drive and boot up the computer. It will load the test and start right in.


Rule out these 2 things first. Then you can check some other things.

Good luck.

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