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Error Currupt Or Missing C_437.nls File

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#1 Charminguy


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:35 AM

Last night my girlfriendīs pc had a problem while booting. She had her computer on sleep mode and carried her notebook in her bag. When she opened her screen the computer was already on with a black screen and error message "missing or corrupt c_437.nls". She managed to load windows and upon shutting down the computer froze. She left it for 20 minutes and again it tried to reboot and the same original error message appeared. She took out the battery and tried to restart. No luck.

I rebooted with an original oem windows xp cd and arrived at the recovery console. At the recover console I tried to expand the c_437.nl_ file by using the following command:

c:\>expand e:\i386\c_437.nl_ c:\windows\system32\c_437.nls

to which I received a reply "access is denied"

Hard drive is partitioned into c and d. Iīm able to go into d and backup working files but Iīm not able to view any files on c. Itīs showing as O bytes.

The CD rom is the e drive.

I want to:
1. Restore windows and access files on c drive
2. Repair the corrupt file on c drive and regain full access to windows

Please help!

Edited by Charminguy, 30 March 2007 - 10:38 AM.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:54 AM

I would try using the system file checker.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:49 AM

try this :

copy (your cd drive)\I386\C_437.NLS c:\windows\system32

you entered the wrong parameter at the end

Edited by fozzie, 30 March 2007 - 11:50 AM.

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