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Hp pavillion ze4900

My friend has the above laptop.

When you turn it on the HP logo apears and it gives you the option to ESC F10 F12.

However if you leave the laptop to complete it shows a cursar in the top left and then it asks you to do the following.

Windows coul not start because the following file is missing or currupt: \windows\systems32\config\system

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup cd-rom.

Select R at the first screen to start repair.

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Re: hp pavillion ze4900

Is this a raid? if so :You will need to boot from your CD. When windows starts loading, at the bottom of the screen it will ask you to press F6 to install RAID/SCSI drivers. Do that. You will need to have your RAID Drivers on a floppy disk for this to work. You can get the RAID drivers from your motherboards website and/or any CD's you may have received with your motherboard from what i can remember u need to push S to choose the a drive and raid driver u need then xp will be able to get to rec console

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Looks like Windows is corrupted... probably got infected...

First thing... is there any important information on your friends laptop saved... like files, folders... anything he/she does not want to lose?

If so, there are a couple of options... easiest thing is to download a Live Cd linux distribution like puppy linux or damn small linux and then copying the important files to a USB stick or something, but if you don't know Linux very well this may take you a long time.

Another option is to use the Windows cd and reinstall the system... typically you can reinstall into the same directory (overwriting the previous corrupted one) or a different directory like C:/Windows2 and booting into the new one instead. Both of these solutions will work, but will probably not solve the problem that corrupted Windows in the first place.

If you choose second option, I suggest once you boot into the fixed windows to copy any important information to a USB drive, then format your hard disk and reinstall windows from scratch.

If you need any more help let me know.



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