There is a good explanation of this error and possible fix at this site (first answer): http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-system/vgafon-missing-or-corrupt/429d33a4-ef04-470d-9c6a-a4faaf214cd1
1.) Since you don't have a Windows XP Pro Installation Disk, you will have to make the following Recovery CD. Automated Recovery CD Creator (ARCDC)
On a computer with internet access and a CD burner, please download ARCDC from Artellos.com
Arrow down and under Downloads, click Latest Exe Download
. Save to your Desktop.
- Double click ARCDC.exe.
- Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3.
- You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
- Next, you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
- The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC.
- Don't put the CD in the drive until BurnCDCC asks you to.
- Your XPRC.iso file will be located on your desktop.
2.) Now start the problem computer using the newly created CD:
- Make sure that your computer is set to boot from the CDROM first. (For how to set CDROM drive to boot first, go here)
- Put the ARCDC CD in the CDROM and restart the computer.
- Watch for Press any key to boot from CD... message and hit the <Enter> key.
- Windows will load a number of files and eventually you will be presented with the following screen:
- Press "R" to enter the Windows Recovery Console.
- When asked "Which Windows Installation do you want to log into, if more than one, choose your windows installation; otherwise, "Type "1" (C:\Windows) then <Enter>.
- Next, at "Type the administrative password," enter the administrator password if you previously set it; otherwise, just press <Enter> as this is by default, blank.
- You should now see a "C:\Windows" prompt. (If you don't see a "C:\Windows" prompt, stop here and let us know.)
- At the "C:\Windows" prompt, type:
Now you should be able to run the check disk
commands referenced in the article above.