I am getting this error on startup of my computer:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
This started after i tried to use System Restore and my computer froze up saying system restore (not responding) so I pushed manuel restart button on computer. Now windows dosnt work, even in safe mode i still get this error.
I was running system restore b/c my computer was displaying strange behavior. It would freeze up when accessing files in windows. I am wondering if a family member installed a virus on it, but a norton scan showed nothing. Everything was working flawlessly last time i touched it. Now I am unable to even boot windows.
Well i fixed the current problem of not being able to boot windows:
Here is what i did:
1. boot from WinXP CD-ROM with windows setup disk in drive
2. recovery consule ("R")
3. chose installation (1: WINDOWS)
4. from command prompt
a) chkdsk /r (took 30+ mins / p4 2.8Ghz 1GB RAM)
b) bootcfg /rebuild ("yes" to save upon completion)
Anyway, thanks again. I'm back in Windows.
Now my problem is getting windows to operate without "Program not responding" from windows explorer.