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April 15, 2004 5:35:25 AM

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I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot with
error messages that system files are damaged or corrupt.
Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat the
hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper on
there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that her
graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon, 11
pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from another
computer that I could use to selectively restore files,
such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How to?
HELP Please!!!!
April 15, 2004 6:51:02 AM

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Hi,

Try this:

Use the method as described on this web page below to access the "recovery console".

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm#How%20to%...
very%20Console:

Once at the recovery console command prompt, type in:

bootcfg /rebuild

Note: Your XP Upgrade CD may not work, try borrow an Retail or OEM version of XP CD from your friend to perform the task.

Good luck.

Peter


----- GW wrote: -----

I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot with
error messages that system files are damaged or corrupt.
Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat the
hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper on
there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that her
graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon, 11
pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from another
computer that I could use to selectively restore files,
such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How to?
HELP Please!!!!
Anonymous
April 15, 2004 1:39:41 PM

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Have you tried to boot into safe mode and do a system restore?
--
Dave Vair
CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
Computer Education Services Corp. (CESC)

"GW" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ccb601c422c4$99176c40$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot with
> error messages that system files are damaged or corrupt.
> Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat the
> hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper on
> there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that her
> graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon, 11
> pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from another
> computer that I could use to selectively restore files,
> such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How to?
> HELP Please!!!!
April 15, 2004 1:43:46 PM

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If safe mode does not work and you have a floppy drive available on the
machine and are NOT using NTFS then low tech solution would be to use an old
rescue boot disk Win98 and boot into DOS. Find the file you need of the term
paper and save to a floppy. Then perform whatever restore you need to do to
the laptop and return the file for the term paper to the computer.

"David Vair" <davevt31@superior.net> wrote in message
news:-9idnRmUBYI8DePdRVn-jg@thebiz.net...
> Have you tried to boot into safe mode and do a system restore?
> --
> Dave Vair
> CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
> Computer Education Services Corp. (CESC)
>
> "GW" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1ccb601c422c4$99176c40$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> > I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot with
> > error messages that system files are damaged or corrupt.
> > Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat the
> > hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper on
> > there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that her
> > graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon, 11
> > pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from another
> > computer that I could use to selectively restore files,
> > such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How to?
> > HELP Please!!!!
>
>
April 18, 2004 12:24:19 AM

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you are right, the xp upgraade disk doesn't work. I am
currently looking for someone with a regular program disk
to borrow. Leaves a ot to be said for not buying one of
the name brand laptops with their own restore CD's.
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi,
>
>Try this:
>
>Use the method as described on this web page below to
access the "recovery console".
>
>http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm#How%20to%
20access%20the%20Reco
>very%20Console:
>
>Once at the recovery console command prompt, type in:
>
>bootcfg /rebuild
>
>Note: Your XP Upgrade CD may not work, try borrow an
Retail or OEM version of XP CD from your friend to perform
the task.
>
>Good luck.
>
>Peter
>
>
> ----- GW wrote: -----
>
> I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot
with
> error messages that system files are damaged or
corrupt.
> Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat
the
> hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper
on
> there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that
her
> graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon,
11
> pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from
another
> computer that I could use to selectively restore
files,
> such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How
to?
> HELP Please!!!!
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2004 1:37:26 PM

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Dell ships a real set of disks.
A great present for your daughter would be a USB thumb drive
or a memory card reader and some memory cards. They make
great back up devices for term papers.

--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But legislators see it as an obstacle to be overcome.




"gw" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:070901c424f4$a2910650$a401280a@phx.gbl...
| you are right, the xp upgraade disk doesn't work. I am
| currently looking for someone with a regular program disk
| to borrow. Leaves a ot to be said for not buying one of
| the name brand laptops with their own restore CD's.
| >-----Original Message-----
| >Hi,
| >
| >Try this:
| >
| >Use the method as described on this web page below to
| access the "recovery console".
| >
| >http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm#How%20to%
| 20access%20the%20Reco
| >very%20Console:
| >
| >Once at the recovery console command prompt, type in:
| >
| >bootcfg /rebuild
| >
| >Note: Your XP Upgrade CD may not work, try borrow an
| Retail or OEM version of XP CD from your friend to perform
| the task.
| >
| >Good luck.
| >
| >Peter
| >
| >
| > ----- GW wrote: -----
| >
| > I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot
| with
| > error messages that system files are damaged or
| corrupt.
| > Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat
| the
| > hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper
| on
| > there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that
| her
| > graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon,
| 11
| > pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from
| another
| > computer that I could use to selectively restore
| files,
| > such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How
| to?
| > HELP Please!!!!
| >
| >.
| >
April 20, 2004 11:15:45 PM

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Thanks for that suggestion but it is ntfs


>-----Original Message-----
>If safe mode does not work and you have a floppy drive
available on the
>machine and are NOT using NTFS then low tech solution
would be to use an old
>rescue boot disk Win98 and boot into DOS. Find the file
you need of the term
>paper and save to a floppy. Then perform whatever
restore you need to do to
>the laptop and return the file for the term paper to the
computer.
>
>"David Vair" <davevt31@superior.net> wrote in message
>news:-9idnRmUBYI8DePdRVn-jg@thebiz.net...
>> Have you tried to boot into safe mode and do a system
restore?
>> --
>> Dave Vair
>> CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
>> Computer Education Services Corp. (CESC)
>>
>> "GW" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>> news:1ccb601c422c4$99176c40$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> > I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot
with
>> > error messages that system files are damaged or
corrupt.
>> > Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat
the
>> > hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper on
>> > there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that
her
>> > graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon, 11
>> > pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from
another
>> > computer that I could use to selectively restore
files,
>> > such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How
to?
>> > HELP Please!!!!
>>
>>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 21, 2004 2:27:16 PM

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If you have another system you can add the drive as a Slave drive and still
be able to read from it. You just can't read from it if it is NTFS AND
Encryption was turned on.

"gw" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ea801c42746$8df675f0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks for that suggestion but it is ntfs
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>If safe mode does not work and you have a floppy drive
> available on the
>>machine and are NOT using NTFS then low tech solution
> would be to use an old
>>rescue boot disk Win98 and boot into DOS. Find the file
> you need of the term
>>paper and save to a floppy. Then perform whatever
> restore you need to do to
>>the laptop and return the file for the term paper to the
> computer.
>>
>>"David Vair" <davevt31@superior.net> wrote in message
>>news:-9idnRmUBYI8DePdRVn-jg@thebiz.net...
>>> Have you tried to boot into safe mode and do a system
> restore?
>>> --
>>> Dave Vair
>>> CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
>>> Computer Education Services Corp. (CESC)
>>>
>>> "GW" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>> news:1ccb601c422c4$99176c40$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>> > I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot
> with
>>> > error messages that system files are damaged or
> corrupt.
>>> > Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat
> the
>>> > hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper on
>>> > there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that
> her
>>> > graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon, 11
>>> > pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from
> another
>>> > computer that I could use to selectively restore
> files,
>>> > such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How
> to?
>>> > HELP Please!!!!
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
Anonymous
April 21, 2004 2:29:58 PM

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....other post sent too soon. :p 

Since this is a laptop though you will have to either get some other
hardware to attach the drive to another system or you might be able to get a
local computer shop to help.

Joshua Smith
DirectInput and OpenGL Test Labs
Microsoft
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"gw" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ea801c42746$8df675f0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks for that suggestion but it is ntfs
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>If safe mode does not work and you have a floppy drive
> available on the
>>machine and are NOT using NTFS then low tech solution
> would be to use an old
>>rescue boot disk Win98 and boot into DOS. Find the file
> you need of the term
>>paper and save to a floppy. Then perform whatever
> restore you need to do to
>>the laptop and return the file for the term paper to the
> computer.
>>
>>"David Vair" <davevt31@superior.net> wrote in message
>>news:-9idnRmUBYI8DePdRVn-jg@thebiz.net...
>>> Have you tried to boot into safe mode and do a system
> restore?
>>> --
>>> Dave Vair
>>> CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
>>> Computer Education Services Corp. (CESC)
>>>
>>> "GW" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>> news:1ccb601c422c4$99176c40$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>> > I have a Toshiba laptop with XP home. It won't boot
> with
>>> > error messages that system files are damaged or
> corrupt.
>>> > Toshiba just includes the restore CD's that reformat
> the
>>> > hard drive and reinstall. My daughter has a paper on
>>> > there that is due tomorrow evening for a class that
> her
>>> > graduation from Pepperdine University hinges upon, 11
>>> > pages of stuff. I have a XP Home upgrade CD from
> another
>>> > computer that I could use to selectively restore
> files,
>>> > such as ntoskrnl.exe (one of the corrupt ones). How
> to?
>>> > HELP Please!!!!
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
!