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quick question... where did my xp OS go?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 8nout, Jul 25, 2006.

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  1. 8nout

    8nout Thread Starter

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    So I start to play BF2...the game freezes... I cont/alt/del and restart. XP will not load, I get black screen with "error loading operating system". Put XP cd in and try to "repair existing" but get bad file path message, it only wants to reinstall XP.

    I guess I want to know if it's possible to lose entire OS so easy? I think It must still be on hard drive but how to get to it? I really don't want to reformat and lose all my stuff.

    Thanks for any ideas...
     
  2. Serge_N_Gin

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    Can you boot into SafeMode?
     
  3. 8nout

    8nout Thread Starter

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    Hello! how's that? I tried F8 and del. but neither mentioned a safe mode...
     
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    I Googled how to start in safe mode (F8) and I don't get the option.
     
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