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Windows xp does not continue to start up

My friend has a 2year old pc with asrock m266a mobo and seagate 80gb hdd.
when he turned pc on yesterday, windows xp didnt continue and displayed the message...corrupt or missing.... windowssystem32configsystem ...
he tried re installing / repairing the windows xp by booting with the xp cd, but it doesnt continue... what would you suggest he do? is the hd unusable already? what about his data files in the drive... can he still save them? tnx.

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Use bart PE software; create a backup to another external drive, reformat p.c

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Hi if you hear knocking noise from the hard disk then it has conked off - as for the data there are service agents who claim to retrieve even from bad hard disks - search for them on the net .

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Here is the page to get drivers for your mainboard:

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K7VM3


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An ASRock K7VM3.motherboard is a socket A (462) board specifically for the AMD processors. To my experience, these boards (due to age and period of usage) are prone to:
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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From your description is sounds like the new Memory is either faulty, or not compatible with your sytem, this explains the error messages and blue screens.

What i would suggest is to download a free program called 'memtest' that you can burn to cd and let your computer load it up before it loads Windows, this will check the memory for any errors and verify that indeed the memory is faulty.

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Please try this and let us know what happens. If you only purchased the memory then you can get it replaced for free.

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Upgrade cpu


According to the product website your board supports all intel socket 478 cpu's. Maybe you bought a faulty cpu ?
M266A
  1. Socket 478 for Intel® P4 processor
  2. VIA® P4M266A chipset
  • FSB 533MHz
  • Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Hybrid Booster - a safe overclocking feature
  • 2xDDR 266/200
  • Integrated ProSavage8 3D Graphic
Socket 478, Intel® Pentium 4 / Celeron
- FSB 533/400MHz

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