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Corrupt Setup, Can't Use Recovery Console


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#1 koba

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:55 AM

I have a Macbook, which I run Windows XP on. For some reason, my leopard doesn't work. I recently tried to start up XP, and I got the error: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: windows/system32/config/system. I have an XP cd, and the recovery console iso from the sticky topic in this forum, but I already have a CD in my drive, which cannot be ejected withought entering an OS (thanks again, apple). I do have an external CD drive in my USB ports, but when I press F8, I can't boot from it, and of course, Macs have no bios.

What should I do?

EDIT: Bad title, I meant startup.

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#2 tswsl1989

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:58 PM

You could try re-installing leopard, which should allow you to eject the cd. I'm afraid I don't know how that'll affect Boot Camp though, so it might mess up your XP install.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:05 PM

Hold the mouse button on start up. Itll eject the cd. Then boot off the OS X install disk and use disk utility on the Leopard partition to verify and repair the disk. Hopefully that will fix the problem with OS X. Otherwise, youll probably have to reinstall.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:49 PM

Thank you! I'll try all that now...

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:51 PM

Awright, update. CHKDSK says i have one or more errors on my disk. Does this mean my harddrive is busted, or is there something I can do?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:59 PM

If you are running Disk Utility from the Install Disc, hit Repair Disk until no more errors are showing.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:29 AM

:thumbsup: Somehow, it didn't just stay on overnight, it booted into Windows by itself... I'm not complaining, though. Thanks for all the help




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