i had a problem with XP which forced me to turn off my PC as it had completely frozen. When i tried to boot windows again i got this message:
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\S
when trying to follow this article:
it does not work as i cannot copy anything over from c:\windows\system32\config
\system as it does not exist.
thought i'd try a repair installation:
but the option doesnt exist, is this something just for XP Pro perhaps?, the only options i get are related to adding or removing partitions..
I have 2 hard drives on my PC, C: and F: , is it possible to install a fresh XP copy on my 2nd HDD (which is running as slave) and then access C: to backup files onto F': before i wipe the drive and reinstall windows?
I presume this is all possible but not too sure where to start, and if its safe???
Thanks a lot.