Disclaimer - I am not a computer repair technician. Continue at your own risk, I take no responsibility whatsoever what happens. Given the number of restore points found on the machine i was working on, i can only assume that this is too the case for Windows XP.
I spent 6 hours round a friend's house yesterday and finally came up with a solution that worked. Just a computer geek sharing a solution that worked for me. Always back up, and if you're not sure, don't proceed. Today, I want to share what I've learnt to help other folks get round this fairly common issue without the grief I had to go through!
I'm pretty certain the machine that i fixed never had a manual system restore made and therefore, in my opinion, it's worth trying even if you can't remember doing so manually. I Tom Jepson AboutContact TomPhotography How to fix a Missing/Corrupt SYSTEM file in Windows XP without the Recovery CD By bandertron / Mar 11,