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November 21, 2004 6:35:38 AM

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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 11:59:00 AM

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Hi

Is this the error message:

"How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry That Prevents Windows XP from
Starting"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307545

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Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
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<question authority@home.org (john)> wrote in message
news:41a00caa.3429122@news.telus.net...
> 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 2:34:58 PM

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question authority@home.org (john) wrote:
> QUESTION: How can I copy the missing/corrupted system file from a cd
> to the c: hdd if windows won't boot ??

Depends on your file system. If you have FAT32 then any DOS boot disk/cd
should do. Go to http://www.bootdisk.com/ and download one if you don't have
one. Make sure you get one with CD drivers.

If you have NTFS then it is harder, but still doable. I would build myself a
Bart PE CD (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/), which is a self contained Windows
XP booting directly from CD. With this you can get full read/write access to
your NTFS partitions, and you can copy any file to your system.
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November 21, 2004 7:54:27 PM

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Hello Andre.
Yes, the c: drive on unbootable machine with xp is formatted in NTFS.
I'll follow the below link + try making the NTFS accessible boot cd.
Thanks

On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:34:58 +0100, "André Gulliksen"
<andre.gulliksen@start.no> wrote:

>question authority@home.org (john) wrote:
>> QUESTION: How can I copy the missing/corrupted system file from a cd
>> to the c: hdd if windows won't boot ??
>
>Depends on your file system. If you have FAT32 then any DOS boot disk/cd
>should do. Go to http://www.bootdisk.com/ and download one if you don't have
>one. Make sure you get one with CD drivers.
>
>If you have NTFS then it is harder, but still doable. I would build myself a
>Bart PE CD (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/), which is a self contained Windows
>XP booting directly from CD. With this you can get full read/write access to
>your NTFS partitions, and you can copy any file to your system.
>
>
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 11:01:38 AM

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You can get a copy of NTFS Read for DOS here
http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm which you might be able to use to copy the
file from the CD to your HD. If you have a Windows XP CD you could just run
a Repair Install instead http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


<question authority@home.org (john)> wrote in message
news:41a00caa.3429122@news.telus.net...
> 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
November 22, 2004 2:47:04 PM

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Hello Again.
I went to below pebuilder site, but the download requires win xp to
create pe disk; I have only win 98 on my only working computer.
-JS
On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:34:58 +0100, "André Gulliksen"
<andre.gulliksen@start.no> wrote:

>question authority@home.org (john) wrote:
>> QUESTION: How can I copy the missing/corrupted system file from a cd
>> to the c: hdd if windows won't boot ??
>
>Depends on your file system. If you have FAT32 then any DOS boot disk/cd
>should do. Go to http://www.bootdisk.com/ and download one if you don't have
>one. Make sure you get one with CD drivers.
>
>If you have NTFS then it is harder, but still doable. I would build myself a
>Bart PE CD (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/), which is a self contained Windows
>XP booting directly from CD. With this you can get full read/write access to
>your NTFS partitions, and you can copy any file to your system.
>
>
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 6:28:23 PM

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Harry Ohrn wrote:
> You can get a copy of NTFS Read for DOS here
> http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm which you might be able to use to
> copy the file from the CD to your HD.

If the HD partition is NTFS he needs NFTS write, not read.
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