When I start up my laptop, the screen immediatly says Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
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.
The deal is I dont have the cd. IF someone could tell me how to get an xp cd (without buying) that'd be great.
I've looked in alot of websites about how to solve this problem but I can't find any solution to the problem without the cd. I can't bypass it by doing any of the F8 options. If it helps, I can access the Calpera DR DOS program.

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hi, try this to recover a corrupt xp registry.. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

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that requires the cd

that requires the cd

borrow one from a friend!

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