Windows XP will not start



sirrod
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
I'm running Windows XP Home with all the current updates. I have up to
date virus scan as well. 2 days ago while using my PC (using Microsoft
Word if I remember correctly) I received an error that the file
c:\windows\system\vgaoem.fon was missing or corrupt and that windows
had to shut down. I now get this error every time and Windows will not
start. I tried to extract this file from my Windows XP disc per the
instructions on the Microsoft web page (recovery console) but I was
given an access denied error when I tried to expand it. Any ideas as
to what I need to do? I'm hoping for something short of a total
reinstall.
thanks, Rodney


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sirrod

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type: SFC /SCANNOW

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"sirrod" <sirrod.1qzlpq@pcbanter.net> wrote in message news:sirrod.1qzlpq@pcbanter.net...
>
> I'm running Windows XP Home with all the current updates. I have up to
> date virus scan as well. 2 days ago while using my PC (using Microsoft
> Word if I remember correctly) I received an error that the file
> c:\windows\system\vgaoem.fon was missing or corrupt and that windows
> had to shut down. I now get this error every time and Windows will not
> start. I tried to extract this file from my Windows XP disc per the
> instructions on the Microsoft web page (recovery console) but I was
> given an access denied error when I tried to expand it. Any ideas as
> to what I need to do? I'm hoping for something short of a total
> reinstall.
> thanks, Rodney
>
>
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> sirrod


Windows XP will not start