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November 21, 2004 8:28:33 PM

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Hello Folks.
I think I got carried away removing files via Spybot S+D ...
Computer with xp pro won't boot after cleanup with spybot .. cleaned
lots of Green coloured files found by spybot.
...Now get message " windows\ ...\ system file is missing or
corrupted "
I have a copy of that file on a Ghost image disk ( the whole image
also is somewhat corrupted + can't be reloaded ] but the system file
is retrievable + now copied to a cd disk.
QUESTION: How can I copy the missing/corrupted system file from a cd
to the c: hdd if windows won't boot ??
I don't have the original XP cd.
I have the " Ultimate Boot Disk cd " via PC World site link, but I
can't figure out how to replace that file from a cd.
Any help gratefully rec'd. Please post to NG. Thanks, -JS
Anonymous
November 21, 2004 8:28:34 PM

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This article may help.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

<question authority@home.org (john)>:
| Hello Folks.
| I think I got carried away removing files via Spybot S+D ...
| Computer with xp pro won't boot after cleanup with spybot .. cleaned
| lots of Green coloured files found by spybot.
| ..Now get message " windows\ ...\ system file is missing or
| corrupted "
| I have a copy of that file on a Ghost image disk ( the whole image
| also is somewhat corrupted + can't be reloaded ] but the system file
| is retrievable + now copied to a cd disk.
| QUESTION: How can I copy the missing/corrupted system file from a cd
| to the c: hdd if windows won't boot ??
| I don't have the original XP cd.
| I have the " Ultimate Boot Disk cd " via PC World site link, but I
| can't figure out how to replace that file from a cd.
| Any help gratefully rec'd. Please post to NG. Thanks, -JS
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 6:29:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

I have just spent the weekend recovering from the identical problem!

I made a second installation of windows to a directory called WIN2 and then
reloaded all of my software.

I used the new directory to try to save my data (probably didn't have to
worry anyway)

I have now re-installed all of my software and everything is working fine
again except:

When I boot up I am now offered two windows installations - the second of
which is the dead one.

Can I remove this installation and delete the original WINDOWS directory and
if so how?

Thanks D

"question authority@home.org (john)" wrote:

> Hello Folks.
> I think I got carried away removing files via Spybot S+D ...
> Computer with xp pro won't boot after cleanup with spybot .. cleaned
> lots of Green coloured files found by spybot.
> ...Now get message " windows\ ...\ system file is missing or
> corrupted "
> I have a copy of that file on a Ghost image disk ( the whole image
> also is somewhat corrupted + can't be reloaded ] but the system file
> is retrievable + now copied to a cd disk.
> QUESTION: How can I copy the missing/corrupted system file from a cd
> to the c: hdd if windows won't boot ??
> I don't have the original XP cd.
> I have the " Ultimate Boot Disk cd " via PC World site link, but I
> can't figure out how to replace that file from a cd.
> Any help gratefully rec'd. Please post to NG. Thanks, -JS
>
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