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By celticlorddougie ·
I deleted a driver that i thought was for an external burner that i have. apparently it was tied into my harddrive. Now xp won't boot, and a recovery using the xp system disk will not work.

Is there anyway to recover the driver and everything on the harddrive without having to reformat?

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by TheChas In reply to system boot

Boot from your XP CD.

Instead of recovery, choose to install XP,

When prompted for the type of installation, choose repair.


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thanks for the help, but it wouldn't work. for some reason the xp disk was looking for an 'asms' file that wasn't on the disk. there was a folder with that name, but no file. i ended up having to reformat and lose everything. just an inconvenience. thanks for the advice though.

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by tigers7612 In reply to system boot

samething happened to me. do like chas said and choose install then repair. make sure you have your product code handy cuz you will need it after repair.

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by bwells47 In reply to system boot

I agree with Chas and tiger. Go into your bios, and set your computer to boot to the cdrom.
Good luck. Bev

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by sgt_shultz In reply to system boot

...and after you get it repaired, read up on how to make yourself a bootable floppy for your system and this will never happen to you again. see for how to make ntfs boot disk.

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