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Missing File That I Never Heard Of

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#1 mtriddle


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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:14 PM

I am using Microsoft windows XP and when I turn on the computer it powers up but then I get the following message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: /WINDOWS/SYSTEM/vgaoem.fon

I already tried to boot in safe mode and safe mode with networking. I can't get into the command prompt to try a chkdsk

Please help
Thanks in advance

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#2 boopme


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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:19 PM

You will need the XP CD for this.

Insert the CD and reboot the PC from that disk.
The option: start the Recovery Console will appear at some time, do that.
At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r (there is a space after the k) and press Enter. This will take a while.

If that didn't work try a Repair Install. This will not erase your data.

Please read this How To: scroll to Windows Installation CD - Repair Current Installation: at this link

Windows Installation CD - Repair Current Installation:

Edited by boopme, 09 July 2008 - 07:20 PM.

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