View Full Version : Damaged system files

25-04-2004, 05:35 PM
Hello again! Another person has come to me with their problem and made it my own!

He has XP Pro and when he tries to log on this message comes up:

"Windows Product Activation.

Some system files are missing or damaged. You cannot log on at this time. Please use your instillation CD to repair or re-install windows"

I had him go in, in safe mode and try a system restore, but no luck.

He has those stupid recovery CD things (grrrr!) instead of a real copy of windows.

Any advise?

25-04-2004, 05:46 PM
If he pops the recovery CD in he should still have the option to repair the installation.


25-04-2004, 08:53 PM
No go. Says his CD wont read at startup. Bios set to boot from CD. :(

27-04-2004, 10:08 AM
My son had a similar problem with XP activation suddenly his profile logon was no longer valid,I fixed it by doing a restoration via a image I made a while back using drive image 2002