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Old 04-20-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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Okay, my uncle gave me he's laptop... and the problem with it is that everytime i power up the laptop I get this message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"

The laptop is a Compaq Presario v5000.

what can I do? Tried booting from the cd but it wont load, and I tried pushing 'R' from the start up but nothing. and already tried settin up the boot options to cd/dvd drive and it still wont read the CD...anything else I should try? I have no idea how to fix this, already tried everything that I knew; cuz this happened to my desktop before but having trouble gettin it to work on this laptop. any help/advice appreciated very much. =)

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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is your windows legit? call microsoft and ask for a new disk.. you need to reset windows
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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yes, my windows are legit, is there a way to jus do a clean install? i dont mind losing all the files

nvm i got it working, read up some more on other forums and it worked.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:27 AM   #4
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Glad you got help from another forum.....
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