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I have an Acer Aspire 1800 that should be running XP Home SP2. When I went to go turn it on today, I got a message to the effect that Windows could not boot because a file is missing or corrupt, and the file that it says is windows\system32\config\system. I know the hard drive is not broken because I can put it into an external hard drive housing and access the files on another computer. It does say something to the effect of to fix the problem insert the original install disk, which I have with the SP2 on it, and press r at the first page. I did that and a black screen came up with some writing and a list of the windows partitions, I only have one. So I selected the C drive and I am stuck from there, it is a comand prompt like thing. Somebody please help, I don't feel like reformatting if I do not have to, unless if I would be better off doing it anyways.
P.S. I do have all my documents and everything else important already backed up and the install files ready to go if I do have to reformat.
Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:37 AM
Actually chkdsk does not check for inconsistancies in the OS, it only checks for disk errors. The System File Checker checks the OS, but I don't believe you can run it from the Recovery Console.
Ok, the command prompt you have entered is actually the Recovery Console for Windows..try running this command once you reach this prompt :
this checks for inconsistancies in the OS and re-writes them back to where they belong, which should fix your problem.
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