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08-Jul-2012, 10:58 AM #1
Question Windows XP HOME EDITION system 32 corrupt
I have a Dell inspirion 6000 laptop that crashed. When I tried to reboot I got the windows could not start due to corrupt system 32 error. I tried several fixes in this forum but the problem is if I try to repair bypassing the repair console people say that after license agreement it should give an r prompt at the bottom. It doesn't. Also when I use the instructions to do a system restore it says it doesn't recognize the command on the line after the cd snapshot. I don't know how to copy files because it never says in the forum how to do that or where to find them( it might but I just can't find them.) There is just one file I need to save. I did a chdsk/r and it said it didn't find anything. ( i'm going from memory) It won't let me do the one with /p. When I try to boot after the chkdsk still the same error. I see all these instrustions about going into safe mode and running programs. How can I if I can't even get into windows? And how can I save the file I need If I can't get into windows? I'm not so sure I could even do a complete reinstall?. I have the original Windows xp home edition that came with laptop.

Thank you in advance for suggestions.

p.s. I tried to do the fix on microsoft and several other links that were provided from people in the forum. They all require the system restore which I can't do or the repair after the licence agreement which I can't do.
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08-Jul-2012, 12:05 PM #2
That disk you have is most likely a restore disk. If you need to access the system to backup data I suggest that you use Ubuntu Live to access Windows and do the backup. Then use the DELL recovery disk to bring it back to factory default.
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08-Jul-2012, 12:43 PM #3
Is it a recovery disk if I used it to do a clean install of windows before?
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08-Jul-2012, 02:12 PM #4
It could very well be a recovery disk as they perform a clean install on that particular machine and overwrite any personal data on it taking you back to factory default as Lance suggested.

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I tried to do what you said about ubuntu live and imgburn will not copy it. I keep getting errors went thru 8 discs. Any other suggestions to get my files off?
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I tried to do what you said about ubuntu live and imgburn will not copy it. I keep getting errors went thru 8 discs. Any other suggestions to get my files off?
Errors? What errors are you getting?
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11-Jul-2012, 11:48 PM #7
I got totally frustrated and just reinstalled windows. thank you .everyone. is always so helpful
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