window wont load because
Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:57 PM
Now the problem is when i reboot it will not load windows instead shows a black screen stating:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or currupt:
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 tried putting in my windows xp pro cd and booted off that but at no point does it offer me option 'r' to repair the drive or OS. It only asks me where i want to install windows. I have two drives, the first has two partitions one of which has the current OS on (Drive C)
so what do i do. I am hopefully looking for a way to repair the windows OS or registry and get it up and running without having to reinstal window.
NOw i tried to make the ubcd boot disk it built with 28 warnings. I burnt it onto DVD. I booted my broken PC using that DVD and it booted showing the BART PE picture then asks me what i want to do, I selected run/load UBCD etc... it tries to load files then says a file named something like 3wareflt.sys is missing and then aborts!!
Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:41 PM
Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:12 PM
I hope that once you started having problems you were wise enough to have backed up any important information... you certainly had enough warning from your description that you provided.
The error you mentioned indicates a corrupted registry and from the sound of it, you have some failing hardware that may be the cause. You may have a chance to recover the installation but since this has been an ongoing problem, you will want to backup any data if you are able to recover if you hadn't already done that.
Build a UBCD4Win disk as instructed on the main website. Boot from the disk and perform a thorough CheckDisk first... restart the system and see if that helped with the error. If the error isn't corrected, boot into UBCD4Win again and run the Registry Restore Wizard to restore an earlier registry backup from the System Restore.
Once you get to that point, I'd suggest you use some of the other disk tests to see if the hard drive is starting to fail and also run MemTest to check the system memory. If those don't turn out to be the problem areas, check for poor cooling by inspecting your system fan's and also look at the motherboard for any capacitors that may be leaking or bulging.
Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:59 PM
There are no issues with UBCD4Win that haven't been resolved... the most common issue is the user may need to provide the proper drivers in some cases with newer hardware and that is about it.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:31 PM
thanks that seemed to have worked. very concise and easy to follow and reccomend it to anyone with similar problem.
The problem i now have is that although windows loads up it seems it has lost most of the settings and programs. For examlpe all my firefox bookmarks are gone. ALl my quick lauch icons are one. most programs will not run. virus checker wont run. etc... if i have to reinstall all the programs again then what was the point?
the other impotant issue is why do i have to choose which OS to use at boot up i only have windows xp installed to drive c: but it gives me a choice of two windows xp to choose from. i choose the second one.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:23 PM
There are times that a Windows Repair is in order, this wasn't one of them if you were wanting to keep the items you lost... you simply chose the wrong course of action for the situation.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:36 PM
"My cause is noble, my power is pure"
Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:42 PM
You can't use an old registry backup at this point... the Windows Repair will in effect make your old registry files obsolete. In addition the old registry from a year ago may have still been too far out of sync with your system as it is now... or was before the Repair.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:13 PM
I went to the link after posting and saw what it suggested. No offense Thomas, but I think you missed something from his post? He already mentioned trying to do the repair procedure and it wouldn't work. Doesn't matter much now so there really isn't any reason to start a possible fight. That is not what we are about.
"My cause is noble, my power is pure"