Question about Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 Notebook
Hi, I was running an accounting program on WIN XP and it froze, so I chose to restart the machine without closing the program first, now, the OS won't boot and all I'm getting is a message after the welcome screen that says "windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
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"
I pressed 'r' but it will take back to the same message and the machine sounds like it is trying to start from the CD-ROM, I checked the BIOS and HDD is the first one on the list to boot, I also tried from the Advance Options menu the different options, Safe Mode, Last Good Known Configuration etc. but they all take me to the same message mentioned above.
I have the recovery CD, but reinstalling the OS that way will erase all the important data. Is there a way to reinstall the OS without loosing my files? Can You help me please, Thanks
You have to set the BIOS to boot from CD-ROM, so it should be the first one. Then from the installation screen you have to press r to try and repair your windows installation. This should work without losing your data.
Posted on May 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
boot to a operating syatem disc and the first repair option press r you will see a black screen and a prompt like c:\ ect ect ...
type chkdsk /r press enter
make sure to put a space between the k and /
when it finishes type fixboot and press enter
if that does not correct it you must do a operating system repair
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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