looks like i am in a serious problem here.
My desktop PC was running on XP Prof with Sp3 till it crashed with a message that said:
Windows could not start...........
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM file missing/corrupt.
I have loads of data in the hdd that loosing them will be a permanent heartache!
I tried/searched for the best possible solution online but failed!
Finally, in an attempt to save the data, I put in my Xp cd and tried to run a repair programme.Things were fine till the xp files and drivers were loaded and it reached a point where I need to give yes/no answer......the dialog box with message,
"The Software you are installing for this hardware: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller has not passed the............with Windows XP" appears...any answer yes/no will disable my usb mouse and keyword! the next will be the same message for the hardware ATI/HDMI and so on...without any input tools i am unable to respond and my installation will be halted without any help!
I tried using a PS2 adapter for both mouse and keyboard but the outcome is the same.the moment the files and drivers been loaded,the two devices would be disabled!
I need to save the data in my HDD as it contains thousands of family photos and important files!
My fault that I did not invest in any backups so far!!
I have another laptop running on Win7 starter, so thought of any ways to link the HDD to the laptop hard disk to copy the files if it is possible.Or any other possibilities??
Any assistance will be highly appreciated.I am not a pro with computer systems but a learner still! so any simplified ideas will help!
Anyway, my system is running on,
Win XP Proffessional
HDD: Seagate Barrcuda 7200rpm SATA 250GB
Memory: KVR800 D2N5 1GB KINGSTON
MOBO: GA-MA78GM-S2H running AMD Dualcore Athlon