I need assistance please. I shut down my laptop before I left last night and when I hope, my system didnt shut down all the way and there was a blue screen saying an error had occurred and if this was the first time I had seen the message to shut the ocmputer down and restart it.
I did as instructed. When I powered it back up, I recieved a message saying
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
The problem is, I don't have the XP cd as my laptop came pre-installed. A friend suggested I go into the safe mode and do a system restore to the last saved date.
Is this a good suggestion?
If your system came pre-installed then it should have a recovery partition that you are supposed to make a CD from. If you did not do that then suffer. However if your drive did not come with a recovery partition which is rare for a prebuilt computer from a company then you should just by an XP CD for times like these.