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Repairing XP help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TriFox, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. TriFox

    TriFox Thread Starter

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    Hi there. I have a but of an unusual problem and perhaps this belongs in the hardware section.

    Anyhow, after been away for a few days I turn on my computer and it tells me that I need to repair my XP since there is something wrong with the /system32 folder or whatnot.

    I have the CD to repair, however my keyboard is a USB type and deactivates after the initial boot window, not allowing me to proceed from the "Hit any key to boot from CD device....".

    I'm wondering if there is any solution to this short of going out and buying a keyboard that uses a standard keyboard connection.
     
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  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Please post the exact message you are getting.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Probably not. You'll need to get or borrow the regular keyboard.

    Do you know trhe exact mjessage? If it involved the system hive, repair will not be an option and yoiu will lose everything if you install a fresh copy of XP.

    But that depends on the exact error.
     
  5. TriFox

    TriFox Thread Starter

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    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or currupt:
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
    
    You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original setup CD-ROM.  Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
    Is what I got. And I can't even see if repairing will do anything since my keyboard won't accept input...


    If there is no trick anyone knows I'll probably just use Ubunto until I get a new PC. Was thinking of getting something new soon anyhow.
     
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