Windows cannot start because the file c:\wndows\system32\c_1252.nls is damaged or corrupted.
When I last tried to turn my computer on, an error message appeared in DOS saying that Windows cannot start beacause the file c:\wndows\system32\c_1252.nls is damaged or corrupted.
Then it says that I must put in the system restore CD and tells me what options to select...
When I bought the CD, Tiny - the manufacturer - gave me the system restore CD, this does nothing whatsoever.
After the message appears pressing any key just restarts the computer and thus, restarts the problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers
This question was answered on March 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Try this: 1) Boot to the XP cdrom and load the Recovery Console Loaded the C:\windows directory 2) Typed "cd system32" (without quotation marks) This changes prompt to C:\windows\system32 3) Typed "ren c_1252.nls c_1252.old" (without quotation marks) This renames the file, if you get file not found don't worry about renaming file 4) Typed "expand e:\i386\c_1252.nl_ c:\windows\system32" (without quotation marks) File expands succesfully 5) Typed "exit" (without quotation marks)
You need to have the bios set to boot to the CD.
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 24, 2004