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Lost start up cd now what?


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#1 mybugs2love

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

About 3 months ago I had the motherboard replaced on my Acer laptop. I didn't have the Restart CD so I ordered a new set directly from Acer. Too the laptop in for the motherboard and all was good until about a month ago. I am not getting a message that says
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\windows\system32\config\system
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup Cd_ROM

So their lies the problem. When I had the motherboard put into the computer they did not give it back to me because I cannot find it anywhere. I have every other CD except the one I need. So I called Acer and they no longer carry the Recovery CD :flowers: There must be another way to fix this problem? I just dumped more money into it only a few months ago. I really want to get it back up and running.

Any help you can give me would be forever appreciated. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:39 AM

Maybe it is time to upgrade to a modern day OS like Xp or the upcoming Windows 7.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 05:56 PM

Maybe it is time to upgrade to a modern day OS like Xp or the upcoming Windows 7.


I have a "modern day" OP Window XP but do not have the disc to reinstall the lost/corrupted data. I am not sure what you are trying to tell me??????


Isn't there a place that you can download a generic Start Up disc?

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:30 PM

Maybe it is time to upgrade to a modern day OS like Xp or the upcoming Windows 7.


I have a "modern day" OP Window XP but do not have the disc to reinstall the lost/corrupted data. I am not sure what you are trying to tell me??????


Isn't there a place that you can download a generic Start Up disc?


Barts

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:07 PM

Maybe it is time to upgrade to a modern day OS like Xp or the upcoming Windows 7.


I have a "modern day" OP Window XP but do not have the disc to reinstall the lost/corrupted data. I am not sure what you are trying to tell me??????


As you have posted in the Windows 95/98/ME section, we assumed that you ran one of those OSes. Therefore GTK48 was suggesting to you to consider upgrading to a later version of Windows, if your computer supports it.




Isn't there a place that you can download a generic Start Up disc?


Barts

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but don't you need the original CD in order to make a startup disc?

Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD

Now PE Builder will ask to search for windows installation files. If you don't have your windows XP setup/installation files on your system you must insert the original Microsoft Windows XP installation/setup CD at this point.
The files you have at c:\windows are not installation files. They are your already installed files!






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