setupdd.sys

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I am running a gigabyte 7n400 pro2 board 512 dual channel mem and a 3000xp
The machine was running good until I went into the bios and loaded "optimal
defaults" the machine would only boot to the screen that asks if I want to
start windows normally, last known config, and safe mode.
No matter what I choose it brings me back to that screen. I ran recovery
consile and did a chkdsk with the message popping up that there is a
unrecoverable file missing.I finnally got a message that setupdd.dd was
missing.I have been reading all over the net and have tryed all the
suggestions including swapping out memory,removing the pci boards and
resetting the bios to load minimum defaults.
None has worked and I really dont want to looses the data on the drive, and
no I have not done a backup either. Whatever happened occured when I went for
the optimal default in the bios. On some sites I have read that the file is
in service pak 3 or 4 but that is in windows nt I am running xp pro. Any
ideas on this?
thanks
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    Windows XP Problems with Damaged or Incompatible Hardware


    "Xrepo John Fiorelli" <XrepoJohnFiorelli@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:709B72EA-5F67-4777-B472-99FA9CA1DC98@microsoft.com...
    >I am running a gigabyte 7n400 pro2 board 512 dual channel mem and a 3000xp
    > The machine was running good until I went into the bios and loaded "optimal
    > defaults" the machine would only boot to the screen that asks if I want to
    > start windows normally, last known config, and safe mode.
    > No matter what I choose it brings me back to that screen. I ran recovery
    > consile and did a chkdsk with the message popping up that there is a
    > unrecoverable file missing.I finnally got a message that setupdd.dd was
    > missing.I have been reading all over the net and have tryed all the
    > suggestions including swapping out memory,removing the pci boards and
    > resetting the bios to load minimum defaults.
    > None has worked and I really dont want to looses the data on the drive, and
    > no I have not done a backup either. Whatever happened occured when I went for
    > the optimal default in the bios. On some sites I have read that the file is
    > in service pak 3 or 4 but that is in windows nt I am running xp pro. Any
    > ideas on this?
    > thanks
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