When i boot my computer.
on the window loading screan i see a massage
file is crupted you repaire with xp sp 2 CD
and i have that CD but how i repair that one file
tell me the way.
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See if you can get the file from another working computer with XP.
Hook up your drive as a secondary drive to this computer and carefully insert the file into the appropriate place and see what happens when you attempt to boot from your original drive.. Might just do the trick,
If not, not having disks you will have to get some other disks and reinstall the OS, Or if you can a hold of the disks for your machine from Dell do a repair and cross your fingers. I say that because a repair will not repair all files just certain ones and you have no idea of which ones will be repaired and which left alone. If the bogus file on your unit is not repaired then you have no choice other than to reinstall a new OS from scratch. Good luck.
Turn your computer on and insert your Windows XP professional CD in the CD/DVD reader. Monitor the screen and press the key necessary to enter the "Boot Menu," usually F8 or F12. In the "Boot Menu", select your CD/DVD drive and press "Enter."
Press any key to boot from the CD when prompted to do so. From the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press "Enter". Accept the license agreement by pressing "F8."
Select the Windows installation you want to restore and press "R." You will usually only have operating system to choose from. The system repair install will proceed automatically.
Click the "Start" menu after the installation process is done. Click "Run" and type "sysdm.cpl" before pressing "Enter."
Select the "Automatic Updates" tab and click "Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them." Your computer will install the updates that were lost when you repaired your Windows XP Professional operating system.
You will need an XP install CD for this and also set the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.
Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown above.
Press a key to force the computer to boot
from the Windows CD. If you do not press a key, your PC will continue
to boot to the Windows XP installation that's currently installed on
your hard drive. If this happens, simply reboot and try to boot to the Windows XP CD again.
When the Windows XP Professional/Home Setup screen appears, press R to enter Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console
is now loading but needs to know which Windows installation to access.
Most users only have a single Windows XP installation so the choice is
usually clear. To the Which Windows installation would you like to log onto question, press 1 and then Enter.
The Recovery Console
now needs to know the administrator password for this Windows XP
installation. Unless you are using a PC in a sizable business network,
the administrator password is most likely the same password you use to
access Windows XP on a daily basis. To the Type the Administrator password request, enter the password and press Enter. Note: If you do not have a password or Windows XP normally starts without asking for one, simply press Enter.
Type fixmbr and then press Enter.
The fixmbr utility will write a master boot record to the hard drive
that you're currently using to boot into Windows XP. This will repair
any corruption or damage that the master boot record may have.
Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
Assuming that a corrupt master boot record was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally.
Is it possible that you have installed winxp twice? You say that you installed XP Pro sp3 was that an upgrade from xp home? if so then you will need to uninstall one or both versions of XP then install only one.. Make sure you backup any important files first though
This can happen for a few reasons none of which are good.
1) If you have the original XP disk, boot from that and select repair.
2) Start windows in safe mode. To do this press F8 when XP starts to load. Once in there you will need to look at the Event Viewer, System log to see if you can identify what happened. If you are not a computer geek then it might be best to find someone who is to look at your PC's event logs.