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Computer won't boot! Missing .nls files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PunK_WalKeR, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. PunK_WalKeR

    PunK_WalKeR Thread Starter

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    So I've been through a lot to get where I am now. My computer won't boot and initially there was a file missing named c_1252.nls. Well, I fixed that through the recovery console only to discover another missing file, c_437.nls. I followed the same steps in the recovery console to fix the missing c_1252.nls file only to discover that when I'm in c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and I do the command "ren c_437.nls c_437.old" which is the same command I used for the c_1252.nls file it gives me the following message "The system cannot find the file or directory specified." What do I do? I've had a friend who's fairly comfortable with computers to get me to this point. I know enough about computers to get myself around and fix surface level problems, but problems this complex I have no idea what to do. Please help! Thanks!
     
  2. dai

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    do a repair installation
    boot from the xp cd and choose install
    continue with install until windows finds the previous installation
    then repair
    when finished install sp2
     
  3. PunK_WalKeR

    PunK_WalKeR Thread Starter

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    Do I need to install SP2 even though I already installed it before this happened and if I do what you asked will I lose any information on my computer? That's my biggest concern...
     
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    your files and everything will remain intact,unless you have slipstreamed sp2 to your origninal xp you will have to reinstall sp2
    if you want to make a slipstreamed disk use this
    http://nuhi.msfn.org/
     
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