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Anonymous
December 11, 2004 3:42:12 AM

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Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows 2000
server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install Win
2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does not
allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with Server
CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server. But
when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:

Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
corrupted:
Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
start repair.

I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose Windows or
Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.

Where is the problem? XP or hardware?

Thanks!

min

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Anonymous
December 11, 2004 7:53:42 PM

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You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all previous versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini and ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the latest version.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows 2000
> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install Win
> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does not
> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with Server
> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server. But
> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>
> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
> corrupted:
> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
> start repair.
>
> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose Windows or
> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>
> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>
> Thanks!
>
> min
>
>
Anonymous
December 11, 2004 7:53:43 PM

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Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair the
boot files with XP?

"David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all previous
versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini and
ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
latest version.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows 2000
> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
Win
> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does not
> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
Server
> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
But
> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>
> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
> corrupted:
> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
> start repair.
>
> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose Windows
or
> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>
> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>
> Thanks!
>
> min
>
>
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Anonymous
December 12, 2004 3:15:57 AM

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You already did it with 2000. Do it with XP.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23RmxgA43EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair the
> boot files with XP?
>
> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all previous
> versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini and
> ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
> latest version.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows 2000
>> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
> Win
>> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does not
>> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
> Server
>> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
> But
>> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>>
>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
>> corrupted:
>> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
>> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
>> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
>> start repair.
>>
>> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose Windows
> or
>> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>>
>> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> min
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 3:15:58 AM

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I inserted the XP CD, pressed 'r', but still the same error when chose start
of XP.

"David Candy" <.> ???? news:o eR2SO43EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
You already did it with 2000. Do it with XP.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23RmxgA43EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair the
> boot files with XP?
>
> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all
previous
> versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini and
> ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
> latest version.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows
2000
>> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
> Win
>> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does not
>> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
> Server
>> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
> But
>> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>>
>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
>> corrupted:
>> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
>> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
>> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
>> start repair.
>>
>> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose Windows
> or
>> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>>
>> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> min
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 5:37:23 AM

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What exactly happens. What are you choosing.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%23pg2wW53EHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I inserted the XP CD, pressed 'r', but still the same error when chose start
> of XP.
>
> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o eR2SO43EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> You already did it with 2000. Do it with XP.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23RmxgA43EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair the
>> boot files with XP?
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all
> previous
>> versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini and
>> ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
>> latest version.
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.uscricket.com
>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows
> 2000
>>> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
>> Win
>>> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does not
>>> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
>> Server
>>> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
>> But
>>> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>>>
>>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
>>> corrupted:
>>> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
>>> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
>>> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
>>> start repair.
>>>
>>> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose Windows
>> or
>>> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>>>
>>> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> min
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 5:37:24 AM

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I inserted the XP CD and boot from it. After the system CD finished loading
or checking, a blue screen with 3 choices: Install, Repair, Quit.
I selected repair, then it asked me to selected from two options:
1.C: /Windows
2. D:/Winnt

I typed 1, hit Enter key. then I saw:
>C:\Windows\

I don't know if it is the end of the repair. I tried to start again, but the
same error.

If insert the Server CD, the same as above.


"David Candy" <.> ???? news:eYMRXd53EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
What exactly happens. What are you choosing.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23pg2wW53EHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I inserted the XP CD, pressed 'r', but still the same error when chose
start
> of XP.
>
> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o eR2SO43EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> You already did it with 2000. Do it with XP.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23RmxgA43EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair the
>> boot files with XP?
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all
> previous
>> versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini
and
>> ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
>> latest version.
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.uscricket.com
>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows
> 2000
>>> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
>> Win
>>> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does
not
>>> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
>> Server
>>> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
>> But
>>> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>>>
>>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
>>> corrupted:
>>> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
>>> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
>>> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
>>> start repair.
>>>
>>> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose
Windows
>> or
>>> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>>>
>>> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> min
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 6:59:28 AM

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Don't choose R there. You'll be asked again to repair after you select the installation during a GUI part.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:o t1vXm53EHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I inserted the XP CD and boot from it. After the system CD finished loading
> or checking, a blue screen with 3 choices: Install, Repair, Quit.
> I selected repair, then it asked me to selected from two options:
> 1.C: /Windows
> 2. D:/Winnt
>
> I typed 1, hit Enter key. then I saw:
>>C:\Windows\
>
> I don't know if it is the end of the repair. I tried to start again, but the
> same error.
>
> If insert the Server CD, the same as above.
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:eYMRXd53EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> What exactly happens. What are you choosing.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23pg2wW53EHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>I inserted the XP CD, pressed 'r', but still the same error when chose
> start
>> of XP.
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o eR2SO43EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> You already did it with 2000. Do it with XP.
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.uscricket.com
>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23RmxgA43EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair the
>>> boot files with XP?
>>>
>>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all
>> previous
>>> versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini
> and
>>> ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
>>> latest version.
>>>
>>> --
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>> http://www.uscricket.com
>>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows
>> 2000
>>>> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
>>> Win
>>>> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does
> not
>>>> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
>>> Server
>>>> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
>>> But
>>>> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>>>>
>>>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
>>>> corrupted:
>>>> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press F8.
>>>> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
>>>> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen to
>>>> start repair.
>>>>
>>>> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose
> Windows
>>> or
>>>> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>>>>
>>>> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> min
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 6:59:29 AM

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So, What can I do?

"David Candy" <.> ???? news:euRcML63EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Don't choose R there. You'll be asked again to repair after you select the
installation during a GUI part.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o t1vXm53EHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I inserted the XP CD and boot from it. After the system CD finished loading
> or checking, a blue screen with 3 choices: Install, Repair, Quit.
> I selected repair, then it asked me to selected from two options:
> 1.C: /Windows
> 2. D:/Winnt
>
> I typed 1, hit Enter key. then I saw:
>>C:\Windows\
>
> I don't know if it is the end of the repair. I tried to start again, but
the
> same error.
>
> If insert the Server CD, the same as above.
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:eYMRXd53EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> What exactly happens. What are you choosing.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23pg2wW53EHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>I inserted the XP CD, pressed 'r', but still the same error when chose
> start
>> of XP.
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o eR2SO43EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> You already did it with 2000. Do it with XP.
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.uscricket.com
>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23RmxgA43EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair
the
>>> boot files with XP?
>>>
>>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all
>> previous
>>> versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini
> and
>>> ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
>>> latest version.
>>>
>>> --
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>> http://www.uscricket.com
>>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows
>> 2000
>>>> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
>>> Win
>>>> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does
> not
>>>> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
>>> Server
>>>> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
>>> But
>>>> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>>>>
>>>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
>>>> corrupted:
>>>> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press
F8.
>>>> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
>>>> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen
to
>>>> start repair.
>>>>
>>>> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose
> Windows
>>> or
>>>> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>>>>
>>>> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> min
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 6:59:29 AM

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http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_2k.htm


"David Candy" <.> ???? news:euRcML63EHA.1524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Don't choose R there. You'll be asked again to repair after you select the
installation during a GUI part.

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"Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o t1vXm53EHA.3504@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I inserted the XP CD and boot from it. After the system CD finished loading
> or checking, a blue screen with 3 choices: Install, Repair, Quit.
> I selected repair, then it asked me to selected from two options:
> 1.C: /Windows
> 2. D:/Winnt
>
> I typed 1, hit Enter key. then I saw:
>>C:\Windows\
>
> I don't know if it is the end of the repair. I tried to start again, but
the
> same error.
>
> If insert the Server CD, the same as above.
>
>
> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:eYMRXd53EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> What exactly happens. What are you choosing.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23pg2wW53EHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>I inserted the XP CD, pressed 'r', but still the same error when chose
> start
>> of XP.
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o eR2SO43EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> You already did it with 2000. Do it with XP.
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.uscricket.com
>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23RmxgA43EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> Thank you for the explanation. Could you please tell me how to repair
the
>>> boot files with XP?
>>>
>>> "David Candy" <.> ???? news:o D3iLX03EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> You have to repair the boot files with XP. XP's boot files boot all
>> previous
>>> versions (and it will speed up 2000's boot a bit too). ntdlr, boot.ini
> and
>>> ntdetect are shared between all Windows versions so you always need the
>>> latest version.
>>>
>>> --
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>> http://www.uscricket.com
>>> "Min" <caomin111@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eeQrRP03EHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi, I have a notebook come with Windows XP installed.I need a Windows
>> 2000
>>>> server on the same machine as a dual boot system, so I tried to install
>>> Win
>>>> 2000 server. If installation is from XP, it is impossible, as XP does
> not
>>>> allow install a lower version. If install from start the machine with
>>> Server
>>>> CD, the installation is successful. I could chose to start from Server.
>>> But
>>>> when I chose start from XP, I got the following error:
>>>>
>>>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
>>>> corrupted:
>>>> Windows\system32\config\SYSTEMd start options for windows 2000 press
F8.
>>>> You can attempt to repair the file by start Windows 2000 setup with the
>>>> original setup floppy disk or CD-Room, select 'r'at the first screen
to
>>>> start repair.
>>>>
>>>> I inserted the Server install CD, pressed 'r', it asked for chose
> Windows
>>> or
>>>> Winnt to repair. I tried both, but nothing repaired.
>>>>
>>>> Where is the problem? XP or hardware?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> min
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!