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  1. Ross79

    Ross79

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    Hi everyone and thanks to let me join the forum I’m trying to fix an old window xp professional pc which until last week was working fine, then I started it again and I am getting a system 32 missing files error found a video on YouTube on how to deal with that but then I get this screen,
    Hopefully someone can help
    Thanks in advance
     

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    tekkaman

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    Missing files could be from a bad hard drive that has corrupted files or maybe a virus. You have to check the smart data of that hard drive.
     
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    Thanks for your reply
    I bought a cd on eBay that stated it would fix the problem, but that screen came up when I was running the repair process, I then managed to get an original dell repair cd and all is fine now
    Thanks again
     
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    Yes, XP has a repair mode that basically installs XP on top of itself without losing your data. It would be nice to know how the data became corrupted in the first place so it doesn't happen again.
     
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    I’m sorry but I’m not a pc/windows gurus like your self I wouldn’t no the only thing I know is that the battery on the motherboard was flat at the time and since the last time I powered up the pc I deleted some programs which non of them where related to windows , I’m not that daft
     
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    You can use HD tune to check the smart data. Anything that says bad sectors or uncorrectable errors should say zero. That way you know the hard drive is good.
    https://www.hdtune.com/download.html
     
    tekkaman, Nov 8, 2023
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