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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 4:08:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

XP SP2 will not start up and gives me a black screen message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\system32\cp_437.nls

I have attempted the repair using the Setup CD - NO HELP

Is this file the same as the c_437.nl_ on the XP CD? If it is the same
codepage file. Can I extract the file c_437.nls and then rename it to
cp_437.nls?

Will I need to edit my register?

Any help will be appreciated....

Background info: this system was ME then upgraded to XP. I started having
some of these strange problems after updating Norton Internet Security. I
wonder if this was caused by Norton or if my Hard Drive is just going bad...

--
Ahhhhh,
C. R.
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 6:23:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

You can't find it on the WinXP CD because it came over from your WinME.
Look for it on your WinME CD, in Win_19.cab

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=272639

"Cheryl Roberts" <CherylRoberts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1C71081E-E7CC-4040-BE68-3CB416B93163@microsoft.com...
> XP SP2 will not start up and gives me a black screen message:
>
> Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
> \WINDOWS\system32\cp_437.nls
>
> I have attempted the repair using the Setup CD - NO HELP
>
> Is this file the same as the c_437.nl_ on the XP CD? If it is the same
> codepage file. Can I extract the file c_437.nls and then rename it to
> cp_437.nls?
>
> Will I need to edit my register?
>
> Any help will be appreciated....
>
> Background info: this system was ME then upgraded to XP. I started having
> some of these strange problems after updating Norton Internet Security. I
> wonder if this was caused by Norton or if my Hard Drive is just going
> bad...
>
> --
> Ahhhhh,
> C. R.
August 9, 2005 2:59:20 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Or to put it another way,
problems caused by doing an update rather than clean install of the o/s

"Head Hunter" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:o q8ed9FnFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You can't find it on the WinXP CD because it came over from your WinME.
> Look for it on your WinME CD, in Win_19.cab
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=272639
>
> "Cheryl Roberts" <CherylRoberts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
> news:1C71081E-E7CC-4040-BE68-3CB416B93163@microsoft.com...
> > XP SP2 will not start up and gives me a black screen message:
> >
> > Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
corrupt:
> > \WINDOWS\system32\cp_437.nls
> >
> > I have attempted the repair using the Setup CD - NO HELP
> >
> > Is this file the same as the c_437.nl_ on the XP CD? If it is the same
> > codepage file. Can I extract the file c_437.nls and then rename it to
> > cp_437.nls?
> >
> > Will I need to edit my register?
> >
> > Any help will be appreciated....
> >
> > Background info: this system was ME then upgraded to XP. I started
having
> > some of these strange problems after updating Norton Internet Security.
I
> > wonder if this was caused by Norton or if my Hard Drive is just going
> > bad...
> >
> > --
> > Ahhhhh,
> > C. R.
>
>
Related resources
August 9, 2005 3:48:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

PS re hd, you could allways visit the hd manu web site and download their
disk checking utility

"DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
news:eFCNvRGnFHA.1968@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Or to put it another way,
> problems caused by doing an update rather than clean install of the o/s
>
> "Head Hunter" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:o q8ed9FnFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > You can't find it on the WinXP CD because it came over from your WinME.
> > Look for it on your WinME CD, in Win_19.cab
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=272639
> >
> > "Cheryl Roberts" <CherylRoberts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> > news:1C71081E-E7CC-4040-BE68-3CB416B93163@microsoft.com...
> > > XP SP2 will not start up and gives me a black screen message:
> > >
> > > Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
> corrupt:
> > > \WINDOWS\system32\cp_437.nls
> > >
> > > I have attempted the repair using the Setup CD - NO HELP
> > >
> > > Is this file the same as the c_437.nl_ on the XP CD? If it is the same
> > > codepage file. Can I extract the file c_437.nls and then rename it to
> > > cp_437.nls?
> > >
> > > Will I need to edit my register?
> > >
> > > Any help will be appreciated....
> > >
> > > Background info: this system was ME then upgraded to XP. I started
> having
> > > some of these strange problems after updating Norton Internet
Security.
> I
> > > wonder if this was caused by Norton or if my Hard Drive is just going
> > > bad...
> > >
> > > --
> > > Ahhhhh,
> > > C. R.
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 9:35:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Whooo-hooo!

I found a process at :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/EN-US/
that worked for me. I was a little worried about the disclaimer that the
process should not be used on machines that were installed from an OEM copy
of the software - although I had the old ME CD's - I had purchased the XP
upgrade. I had no problems using the process except at the end when I was
supposed to restore from an older system backup - none existed.

Now I am off to figure out what caused this to happen in the first place.
Thanks for all the help.

--
Ahhhhh,
C. R.


"DL" wrote:

> PS re hd, you could allways visit the hd manu web site and download their
> disk checking utility
>
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:eFCNvRGnFHA.1968@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Or to put it another way,
> > problems caused by doing an update rather than clean install of the o/s
> >
> > "Head Hunter" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> > news:o q8ed9FnFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > > You can't find it on the WinXP CD because it came over from your WinME.
> > > Look for it on your WinME CD, in Win_19.cab
> > >
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=272639
> > >
> > > "Cheryl Roberts" <CherylRoberts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > message
> > > news:1C71081E-E7CC-4040-BE68-3CB416B93163@microsoft.com...
> > > > XP SP2 will not start up and gives me a black screen message:
> > > >
> > > > Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
> > corrupt:
> > > > \WINDOWS\system32\cp_437.nls
> > > >
> > > > I have attempted the repair using the Setup CD - NO HELP
> > > >
> > > > Is this file the same as the c_437.nl_ on the XP CD? If it is the same
> > > > codepage file. Can I extract the file c_437.nls and then rename it to
> > > > cp_437.nls?
> > > >
> > > > Will I need to edit my register?
> > > >
> > > > Any help will be appreciated....
> > > >
> > > > Background info: this system was ME then upgraded to XP. I started
> > having
> > > > some of these strange problems after updating Norton Internet
> Security.
> > I
> > > > wonder if this was caused by Norton or if my Hard Drive is just going
> > > > bad...
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Ahhhhh,
> > > > C. R.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
>
!