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PC Not Starting - Help

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by blackjack, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. blackjack

    blackjack Regular Member

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    Hi

    I hope that someone can help me.

    since yesterday I can't start my desktop. This is the error I get

    "Window 2000 could not start because \Winnt\System32\Config\System.ced is missing or corrupt"

    I tried finding a solution on Microsoft site but it says it need installation cd which I don't have.

    Can someone help?

    Thanks
     
  2. neo

    neo Power Member

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  3. blackjack

    blackjack Regular Member

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    hi neo

    Thanks but how do I make startup cd from other computer?
     
  4. aardanyul

    aardanyul BANNED BANNED

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    reinstall windows.
     
  5. eastado

    eastado Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    better yet if you have the win2000 cd just put it in and reinstall. it will fix the problem.
     
  6. harry

    harry Junior Member

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    Get a friend to make a set of floppy disks, that is, if you have both got floppy drives.
     
  7. neo

    neo Power Member

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    To create a Windows 2000 Professional bootable diskette you will need four 1.44MB diskettes and the Windows 2000 Professional CD.

    Click Start / Run / browse to the CD-ROM drive.
    Open the "BOOTDISK" folder and double-click makeboot.exe and click ok to launch the program to create the diskette.

    Users can also easily create an Emergency Repair Disk by clicking Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and opening Backup. From the Backup window, click the button for Emergency Repair Disk and follow each of the steps.

    Source: http://www.computerhope.com/boot.htm
     
  8. neo

    neo Power Member

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    Well since you don't have the windows CD, you might want try with a Start-up disc(floppy) created in DOS.

    Step 1.
    Start the computer in DOS. To bypass Windows, press and hold the F8 key after the computer displays the system settings. The C:\ prompt should appear.
    Step2
    Label a blank, formatted floppy disk and insert it into the floppy drive.
    Step3
    At the DOS prompt, type: FORMAT A: /S. The /S option prompts the computer to copy system files to the floppy disk. The computer will format the disk and copy system files to the disk.
    Step4
    Type "No" to end the format command. The startup disk is ready for use.

    Now put that floppy in your system and restart your PC.