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#1 Ninjanut

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:15 AM

Hi, I have a fujitsu-siemens Amilo pi1505 laptop, it refuses to boot stating that there is a missing or corrupt file - windows/system32/config/system. It states that I can attempt to repair by using the original setup cd, unfortunately I do not have one. Apparently any fujitsu siemens set up disks will work. How can I get my grubby mitts on one without spending the 47 that the manufacturers are asking?

Many thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:43 PM

You can download a Vista or Windows 7 repair disc from here:

Vista Repair Disc

It explains how to burn the image to disc and you can use it to repair your installation by booting from the disc.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:41 PM

Hello again,

useful information if you have not given a recovery DVD then Recovery is on Hard DISK

Restart your computer and start tapping the F8 key approximately once per second, until the Advanced Startup Options appear

http://support.thete...1-a3645c87fabe}

tap F8 on boot up(power up)

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:49 PM

Many thaaks for the replies guys, Should have said that I am using Xp and not vista, any link for this?

Also after f8 I do not have a repair option.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:42 PM

hello ,
it looks like some one has formatted the hard disk and removed the recovery partition
which contained the WINDOWS Vista install.wim file.

and installed a copy of windows XP
you can purchase a copy of XP it is not too expensive(unless you buy it from PCwoo)
or if you got access to i386 folder make your own

This will show you how to create a bootable Windows XP Home Edition or Professional installation/setup CD-Rom.if you got i386 folder on a computer you can use SP2 instead of Sp1


http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/#wxp

if manufacturer is selling Vista recovery DVD for 47 it is a bargin.as it has all the drivers and extra software.


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:03 PM

Sorry to be a pain Ben. Let me explain more - the computer originaly came with Windows XP, it has been nothing but trouble recently it has had a new hard drive fitted recently plus nearly everything else that could go wrong. Basically all I now want to do is recover all the stuff on my hard drive and buy a new laptop! The link you gave me seemed a little hard to grasp for an over 40 moron ! Is there any other way to recover my files? Many, many thanks

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:31 PM

hello again ,
here is a bootable windows Vista ISO
you downoad the ISO and then use imgburn to burn it to a CD
http://uktsupport.ip...showtopic=13467

then you down load a little program File manager called A43.exe
and put it on memory stick
boot with the CD and on command prmpt navigate to the CD rom drive
say if your CD is E:
E: and enter
then DIR if you see A43.exe
A43.exe and enter
that will give you a GUI windows like explorer copy your data to memory stick
to download imgburn and A43.exe google
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alternative the one they probably recomend at PCWoo
is to buy a hard disk USB container for 29.99 and put your 2.5 inch hard disk in there
then plug it into your new laptop and you can see your Data.

there are also lots of bootable linux Cds like Knoppix and ubantu
which are bootable and let you see your C: drive

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:44 AM

Hello again, this states it is a Windows Vista recovery cd, I am running XP so I am assuming that it will not work?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:45 PM

hello,
you said you just want to recover your data for instance word documents etc

Basically all I now want to do is recover all the stuff on my hard drive and buy a new laptop


that vista bootable cd will not repair your Xp but will let you see your C: drive and copy mydocument folder.
that is the only PE preinstalled environment CD Microsoft allow people to distribute.

Microsoft also owns an XP PE called ERDcommander
but they do not distribute that one.
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