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#1 ShinOstia

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:53 PM

Recently my taskbar began to go missing on my accounts on my Windows XP Home. I followed some steps which said to repair my explorer.exe. A bad mistake on my part I went to PC recovery instead and ran it. Now all I get is a disk unstable need to scan or a black screen with weird music playing. I believe I may has accidently erased Windows XP from my computer. My question is, is they're anything I can do to restore this (a restore point on my computer was never made nor did my mom make a back up copy of Windows XP)?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:14 PM

See if you can do the following.

How to start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature
To start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature, follow these steps: 1. Start your computer.
2. When you see the "Please select the operating system to start" message, press the F8 key.
3. When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.
4. If you are running other operating systems on your computer, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:31 PM

Thank you for replying, though it didn't work. I got a screen with a white back ground and black letters saying, "Windows could not be started because a file is missing or corrupt: Windows\System32\Config\System" :thumbsup:

Are there any other possabilities?

Edit: I was able to reinstall Windows XP and then the Start with last working config "works". I no longer get the error message....but it goes to a black screen. Is there anyway to fix that? I also have access to safe mode. Please can anyone help?

Edit 2: I was able to get back to my desktop so I've almost made a full recovery. The only problem is my taskbar is still missing and I can't get any connection to the internet because of this.

Edited by ShinOstia, 28 July 2008 - 09:41 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:33 AM

Have you tried a repair install of XP? Have you run any diagnostics on your hard drive? Have you updated your video drivers?
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