General discussion


Currupted config.sys

By li_santiago24 ·
Please help me with this computer. It cannot continue to window because the config.sys was currupted and the windows screen said that boot from the original xp cd and repair. I do that then I press the R for repair and nothing happened. is there a command to repair the config.sys or is it possible that I get config.sys to other PC and replace the currupted file? please help me with this I dont want to Install a new OS or rather format it. Thanks!!!!

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

2 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by dmiles In reply to Currupted config.sys

Config.sys is remnant of Windows 98,to which XP does not useXP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact. .

Collapse -

by mikex In reply to Currupted config.sys

find a NTSF dos boot disk/s boot the PC and

Locate your config.sys it's in the root of C: usualy - post here what's written inside

Back to Windows Forum
2 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums