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08-04-2005, 07:25 PM
My wife has a gateway laptop that she got used about 6 months ago. It is running windows 2000. When you try to start it the following message appears.

Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMced startup options for Windows 2000, press F8.

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows 2000
Setup using the origanal Setup floppy disk or CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

I don't have any disk for it, is there anything I can do to fix it? Any help would be great thanks.

08-06-2005, 01:25 PM
This is from Microsoft