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Win 2000 will not boot message below

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rickvo, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. rickvo

    rickvo Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. rickvo

    rickvo Thread Starter

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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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    You are welcome.
     
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