Win 2000 will not boot message below

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rickvo

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I came back from a week long Vacation and went to startup my computer and got the message below. The computer was functioning perfectly before I left.

Message on boot up was. Windows could not start because the following file was missing or corrupt, “ \WINNT\SYSTEM\CONFIG\SYSTEMced”
STARTUP OPTIONS FOR WINDOWS 2000, PRESS F8

I tried to repair windows every way I could think of with the CD and the emergency repair disc, nothing worked. I then installed an additional copy of Win 2000 on the hard drive and copied all of my files onto a CD, that worked fine. I then reformatted the entire HD and re-installed a fresh install of Win 2000 . I then installed most of my programs and windows updates ect. (this included restarting many times…. Everything was working fine and I shut it down for the night. The next morning I started it up and got the same message as above??

What do you think? Bad HD, Virus?
 

crjdriver

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Download and run the hd mgf's utility for checking the drive. You will need to know the mgf of your hd; if you do not know open the case and it will be written on the drive.
 

rickvo

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Downloaded and ran the hd mgf's utility.. it showed up bad...the good news is its under warranty! Thanks for the help!!
 
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