Window xp Installation

February 16, 2010 at 21:25:46
Specs: Windows XP, 256mb
The OS of my PC is currepted, It cannot be booted, It shows "C:\Windows\System32\config\system has been corrupted at the start up. So how can I boot my pc?? If it needs to be re-installed the OS, What drivers should i need after installation. I dont have any drivers and my pc is not connected to the net. Pls suggest.

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February 17, 2010 at 00:46:28
You can boot up with the XP disk to do the reinstall. You may be able to do a repair install. If not, delete the existing partition and then recreate it. That will have the affect of wiping the drive so you can do a fresh install.

Or, if the OS was installed when you got it, there may be a restore partition on the hard drive or maybe you have restore disks. You should probably check whatever paperwork came with it or post back info on about your system. A restore should have all the drivers so you wouldn't need to hunt them down later.

Whatever drivers XP doesn't have you can download from the motherboard or system manufacturer's site (if it's something like a dell or gateway). For any add-on cards you can go to the card manufacturer's site. You can download any necessary drivers on the computer you're using now, burn them to a cd, flash drive or other removable media and use them on the other computer.

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February 17, 2010 at 03:48:55
And bear in mind that if you do anything that resembles a recovery routine (uses recovery disk)... then likely you willl lose al data; similarly if you reformat etc - obviously...

So perhaps safeguard your data first - regardless of which path you go to resolve your main problems...

Boot with a Knoppix/Ubuntu (Linux variants) disk and then copy all data etc. to optical media; and verify those copies aare truly accessible on at least one other system - before proceeding to resolve your main problems...

Data security/safety is logically a prime concern?

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