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Missing files My E-Machines is missing the windows xp sp2. How do i get it back

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Have you tried your microsoft and windows update it should detect what you are missing and let you download it free

Posted on May 27, 2008

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Hello...??.....I need help with my emachine T-6520

Go to this web link:
Download the relevant file WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe
Install the Windows Update Agent and then try the Windows update again.

Jan 19, 2014 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC


Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions

Black screen
"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"

Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR


"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"

Corrupt boot sector

Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector


"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"

BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI


"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

Corrupt/missing system hive

1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."

Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

Check the boot volume is accessible


Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

on May 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Dell Dimension 4550 BOOTMGR is missing error message

To repair missing orcorrupted system file/s, boot up with the Windows installation CD then -Press R to repair wheninstructed.Press 1 or Enter to repairthe C:\Windows folder.Then type chkdsk /r and then press Enter.The repair process willtake quite a long time.

Jul 09, 2012 | Dell Dimension 4550 PC Desktop

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Ntldr missing

Hi kojak52143,
There are two possible issues. The assumption is made it is windows xp. The following Microsoft Technet article describes why and how to resolve your issue. This is for Windows XP SP2 and earlier.

If your running Windows 2000 .. pls execute the Microsoft Technet article described below.

For Windows XP for the above issue: Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  1. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  2. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  3. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  4. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  5. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ c:\

  6. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

Hope this helps ... cheers.

Oct 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi, could someone help me? I have this problem: I just upgraded from service pack 2 to 3 on windows ex pro., and now this computer wont detect cds on the drive. This means Im unable to install any programs...

Does the Device Mgr list the Cd drive ? if yes...then there is an issue with the SP3 not alloting a proper IRQ to the HW CD drive, is there any issue with the Drive in the Device Manager properties window ?
revert back to SP2 after doing a low-level full WinXP SP2....
download this from piratebay and try to install WinXP again....
there could be some files missing in you WinXPSP3 CD

this link will downlaod a small Torrent use this u must have Bittorrent software...(downlaod it and install first) then open the small link file...Bittorrent will downlaod the full WinXPSP3 to you PC

Jul 25, 2010 | MSI PC Desktops

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Error Message

Get a copy of XP Manager on your system and run system repair with your copy of XP sp2

OR boot your machine with your copy of the xp sp2 and select repair to your windows files ....

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 10, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have experienced this problem as well, it is either the CD is scratch or the CD-rom lens needs cleaning, however it can read the content of the CD, I would susgest you try a another CD-rom , borrow it from a friend. It works for me.

Nov 06, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX150 SF PC Desktop

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Integrate SP2 in WinXP CD

Step 1 
Create 3 folders - C:\WINXPSP2 C:\SP2 and C:\XPBOOT 
Step 2 
Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXPSP2
Step 3 
You will have to download the SP2 Update, which is 250MB.  Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP2.EXE  Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:  C:\XP-SP2.EXE -U -X:C:\SP2
Step 4 
Open Start/Run... and type the command:  C:\SP1106\update\update.exe -s:C:\WINXPSP1 
Click OK 
Folder C:\WINXPSP2contains: Windows XP SP2

How to Create a Windows XP SP1 CD Bootable 
Step 1 
Download  Code:  Code: 
( no download manager !! ) 
Extract file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\XPBOOT 
Step 2 
Start Nero - Burning Rom.  Select File > New... from the menu.  1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)  2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data  3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation  4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0  5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4  6.) Press the Browse... button 

Step 3 
Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:  Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT 
Step 4 
Click ISO tab  Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)  Set Format to Mode 1  Set Character Set to ISO 9660  Check all Relax ISO Restrictions 

Step 5 
Click Label Tab  Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.  Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION  Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION  Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN 
* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN  * For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN 
Step 6 
Click Burn tab  Check Write  Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)  Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once 
Press New button 
Step 7 
Locate the folder C:\WINXPSP2  Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.  Click the Write CD Dialog button. 
Press Write 
You're done. 

Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Emachine w3118 cant get the sound to work

Try and update the audio driver

Audio Description Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver File Type Original Driver Version Operating System Windows XP Read Me File Download Driver File Download (30.76 MB)

Oct 03, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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C2881 wont boot after sp2 installed

Generally when an SP2 installation doesn't take it means that there was some corruption of the SP1 installation. Usually virus related.

Although it is possible, I doubt very highly that replacing hardware will fix this problem. This is a software related issue and should be repaired as such.

You'll need to boot to the XP recovery console and then perform an uninstallation of SP2. Then you'll need to disinfect the SP1 installation (check for winlogon infections!)

Please, do not attempt to physically replace the BIOS ROM. You'll probably brick your motherboard.

If this doesn't solve your errors or you need more information please post back with what BSoD you're getting when the computer starts. And if possible upload the .dmp file from C:\Windows\Minidump to a file hosting service.

Apr 29, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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