Okay. So this morning my computer wouldn’t boot up.
It tells me:
Windows could not strart because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup and using the original setup CD-ROM.
Select ‘r’ at the first screen to start repair.
Only problem is, when I do that I get ‘access denied’ when I try to enter any commands in the repair screen.
HELP. Thanks =x
Also, the only thing I can think of is to reinstall windows, only I am not sure if installing over my already existing windows XP home would murder me and my computer.
Okay, thanks. =x
Which one was it? Hell or high water? >_>
But oh god that sucks. A reinstall might do the trick, but if it doesn’t you really don’t have a choice but to format. Try and make backups of your stuff by means of a boot disc, first.
EDIT: nevermind, it wouldn’t work, you’re screwed
format C:\ lol
Sounds like one of your system files is a damaged part of the hard drive - I’d try removing the drive and putting it in another computer (directly or via an enclosure) and running a full scandisk on it, then try the repair utility again, if it still doens’t work you might be able to use xcalcs (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318754) to modify the permissions on the affected file so you can mess with it, though if the file itself is damaged it won’t help any.
Format C:\ done.
Problem ‘solved’. Carry on people.