My daughter has a Compaq Presario windows 98 with a AMD Athlon processor and 128MB ram. It was upgraded to a windows XP that was given to her for school use. The computer stays at her mothers house. My daughter was out for the weekend (someone may have unpluged and pluged it back in making the computer to turn on) and when she came home it was on with a black screen and white letters saying the following:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
My daughter has school and personal information also family pictures stored on this computer, she would like to save or restore the hard drive if at all possible, i do not have a restore disk or anything for this computer.
Can anyone PLEASE help me fix this problem.