Solved: Screwed up my XP - autocheck not found

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omee00

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Hi, I recently screwed up my computer by running a crappy reg-edit program which deleted a bunch of important registry and I started to get messages asking me to insert XP SP3 CD to install the files but I didnt have one so I tried rebooting.
Upon rebooting I got a black screen saying "ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupted please reinstall ntoskrn.exe" In my panic state I used my XP recovery disks but they just installed another version of windows on my HD. So I used my XP install CD to get into the recovery console and I copied over the files from the CD to my HD. So I fixed the ntoskrn issue and tried booting into my orginal XP and at first everything seemed fined but right after the XP loading screen I get the blue screen "autochk.exe not found, skipping autocheck" and the system just re-boots. Ive tried everything, copying over the autochk.exe file, running chkdsk /r, nothing seems to work. Ive run out of options, can someone please help me??:confused:

Here are my system specs: Alienware laptop m5700, 80gid HD (RAID 0 configured, actually 2 40gig drives configured to act as one), 1 gig RAM, Pentium M 2ghz.
 

omee00

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Unfortunately the above solution does not work for me, I cant even get into windows, the system just endlessly reboots after the blue scree.
 

omee00

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Nope. All I can access is the Recovery console by using the XP disk.
 

omee00

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All this time I was using the Windows XP RECOVERY CONSOLE to try and fix my issue when all along I should have just gone through the Install process and selected the option to repair and existing version. I did that and *tada* my XP was fixed, albeit I had to spend an entire day re-installing drivers, but no biggie as none of my files and info was lost. Thanks for the help though everyone.
 
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Great, you close the thread by marking it solved in the first post.
 
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