Missing system file



Dear Apollo
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
Long story short... got a virus, killed it, but also killed a system file
apparently. "autoexec.nt" to be exact, which resides in
"C:\windows\system32". I've found a solution, but that solution lends itself
to another problem. I need a Windows XP cd to get it back, but my computer,
which is an emachines PC, never came with one. Instead I was given 3
"Restore CDs" which contain all the starting software, including Windows XP.
And according to all available info from emachines, the only way to get
things like this to be restored is to do a system restore, (which doesn't
work for some unknown reason, no matter the date selected), or to do a
complete restoration, which erases the hard drive. Needless to say, I do not
want to do that. Any ideas?
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Dave Patrick
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
You can copy the files from;
%systemroot%\repair
directory.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"Dear Apollo" wrote:
| Long story short... got a virus, killed it, but also killed a system file
| apparently. "autoexec.nt" to be exact, which resides in
| "C:\windows\system32". I've found a solution, but that solution lends
itself
| to another problem. I need a Windows XP cd to get it back, but my
computer,
| which is an emachines PC, never came with one. Instead I was given 3
| "Restore CDs" which contain all the starting software, including Windows
XP.
| And according to all available info from emachines, the only way to get
| things like this to be restored is to do a system restore, (which doesn't
| work for some unknown reason, no matter the date selected), or to do a
| complete restoration, which erases the hard drive. Needless to say, I do
not
| want to do that. Any ideas?
| --
| If you could settle for the things I never say in riddles, then actions
| truly speak louder than words.

melk9
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
"Dave Patrick" wrote:
> You can copy the files from;
> %systemroot%repair
> directory.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Dear Apollo" wrote:
> | Long story short... got a virus, killed it, but also killed
> a system file
> | apparently. "autoexec.nt" to be exact, which resides in
> | "C:windowssystem32". I've found a solution, but that
> solution lends
> itself
> | to another problem. I need a Windows XP cd to get it back,
> but my
> computer,
> | which is an emachines PC, never came with one. Instead I
> was given 3
> | "Restore CDs" which contain all the starting software,
> including Windows
> XP.
> | And according to all available info from emachines, the only
> way to get
> | things like this to be restored is to do a system restore,
> (which doesn't
> | work for some unknown reason, no matter the date selected),
> or to do a
> | complete restoration, which erases the hard drive. Needless
> to say, I do
> not
> | want to do that. Any ideas?
> | --
> | If you could settle for the things I never say in riddles,
> then actions
> | truly speak louder than words.

Where is this suggested file?On the restore CD?

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Dave Patrick
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Doesn't exist on the CD

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"melk9" wrote:
| Where is this suggested file?On the restore CD?
|
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Andrea Wojtewicz
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
"Dave Patrick" <mail@Nospam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message
news:O2CT5KnXFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> You can copy the files from;
> %systemroot%\repair
> directory.

Where is this found?
Andrea

>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Dear Apollo" wrote:
> | Long story short... got a virus, killed it, but also killed a system
> file
> | apparently. "autoexec.nt" to be exact, which resides in
> | "C:\windows\system32". I've found a solution, but that solution lends
> itself
> | to another problem. I need a Windows XP cd to get it back, but my
> computer,
> | which is an emachines PC, never came with one. Instead I was given 3
> | "Restore CDs" which contain all the starting software, including Windows
> XP.
> | And according to all available info from emachines, the only way to get
> | things like this to be restored is to do a system restore, (which
> doesn't
> | work for some unknown reason, no matter the date selected), or to do a
> | complete restoration, which erases the hard drive. Needless to say, I
> do
> not
> | want to do that. Any ideas?
> | --
> | If you could settle for the things I never say in riddles, then actions
> | truly speak louder than words.
>
>


Missing system file