i have a laptop that is not working properly...
Posted on 2003-03-10
my friend has a laptop but he cant do anything with it.. the problem with it is that when u start it says "starting windows" then an error message appears.. the message says:
"windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \winnt\systems\config\system startup options for windows 2000, press f8
you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows 2000 setup using the original setup floppy disk or cd-rom. select "r" at the first screen to start repair"
now the problem is that he bought it off someone and when he bought it it was working fine.. the laptop doesn't seem to accept cd-rom or floppy anywhere and the error keeps coming up.. is there anything he can do to fix this?? what would buying a new hard drive do? or getting an external cd-rom? i also notice that the windows version on it is password protected, and he does not know the password.. is there anything he can do??