Toshiba laptop goes black

March 26, 2011 at 14:00:21
Specs: Windows XP
When starting my Toshiba laptop (not sure which model off hand as is a gift from friend because they got a new one), before Windows starts up I get the following order… (Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\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. I am unable to use Setup CD because as this was a gift I have none of the disks that came with it. Asked friend if they had it, and they said had no idea where it is. I do have a desktop, which I can burn a disk if needed, but no clue how. I lost my original disks to this while moving 4 times in 2 years. What can I possibly do without original disks??? Thank you very much for any information provided.

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March 26, 2011 at 18:01:01
I know the hard drive is a different size than a desktop. I don't know if they
have the same connections. If they do than the laptop hard drive would
be connected to the desktop as a slave and run error checking.
If that can be done than it's worth a try. If the hard drive is bad than the
expense wouldn't be worth the trouble to fix without an Install CD.

Windows XP
1. Error Checking- CD not needed
Start - my computer - right click the extra hard drive (C) - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.

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