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I'm guessing the _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE file has been corrupted. Though I think you should be able to make a boot CD as well. Cheers....Jim David Hartsock Admin Forum Posts: 1105 Member Since: August 7, 2011 Offline 15April 28, 2011 - 9:56 am I think we'd better agree to disagree on this one mate. [/quote:lsd092vu] This step usually only takes a few seconds and no user intervention is necessary.

Note: No data files like word processor files, spreadsheet files, music files, photos, etc. http://newsgrouphosting.com/windows-xp/reinstall-xp-with-files-from-a-mirror-or-clone-drive.php

Only requirement is a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE adapter. I have been looking all over the internet for a solution because I don't have the recovery disc!. Otherwise you'll have to try and get hold of the XP CD and use the recovery console. The next screen that appears is the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen.

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I already checked and found that Toshiba does not include a recovery file on the hard disc. This worked.Thanks so much! If all goes to plan the machine will then proceed to boot into Linux.

I am human Jim Hillier Admin Forum Posts: 2504 Member Since: August 9, 2011 Offline 6April 27, 2011 - 6:44 pm Hey FD - Installing an OS to a HDD in Tom Jepson AboutContact TomPhotography How to fix a Missing/Corrupt SYSTEM file in Windows XP without the Recovery CD By bandertron / Mar 11, 2013 / Tutorials This tutorial aims to teach Is there another "snapshot" elsewhere? How To Repair Windows Xp In Command Prompt In the search window: 1.

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