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XP wont boot after system restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thonuz, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. thonuz

    thonuz Thread Starter

    Sep 9, 2004
    I have a windows XP system at work in which I needed to run a 16 bit application that somehow one of the Windows updates stopped from running.
    Well what I did was uninstall a few of the windows hot fixes and updates and finally did a system restore to a few weeks back.
    The result is now that my computer boots, but when I click the log on name I get a desktop background with nothing and I can hear an error sound. Then a window pops up telling me C: contains no programs or something.
    I'm wondering how I can get this system back. I beleive my data must still be there, is there a way to unrestore? should I try safe mode?
    Or must I remove the hard drive and copy the data and reinstall everything?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. AlvinPCA


    Oct 24, 2000
    You can try booting off the windows cd-rom and doing an upgrade or repair.
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