Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt windows\system
Posted on 2012-03-13
Ok, I have an older Windows 2003 server that was caught in a power outage and now won't boot. It is just a member server and holds mainly a SQL database for Dynamics GP (I do have backups, but I would like to make a go of not having to restore it).
I have the windows cd that I can boot from, but the cd doesn't have drivers for my RAID card. When I push f6, it wan'ts a floppy (which the system does not have). I do have a USB floppy, and before I go out and actually buy floppies, will this work as the "A" drive?
Then I pretty much want to boot in the windows cd, press f6, load my driver, then run the normal steps off the Recovery console to recover my system hive.
Any one try this before or is there a better way to do this?
dell SC 1430