I cannot restart my computer because of missing or corrupt system32 file message appears. I am asked to insert the CD ROM set up disk to and reboot from it.
Unfortunately, Windows XP was already installed on the PC when I purchased it 2 years ago and it doesn't have a CD to restart from. Have spent hours reading all the material available on the web including the download available from Microsoft with the necessary files. But the download requires 6 x 1.44mb floppy disks. Since I don't have a floppy drive, this is of no use to me.
The only CD I have is the back-up CD which will restore my whole computer to its factory settings, meaning I stand to lose all my data files.
Can anyone help me with this problem?