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Cant boot windows due to missing file

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what happened was i just turned on my comp and it wouldnt even get to the windows loading screen, and instead show some text saying could not start windows due to missing/corrupt file or something. Could this possibly be a dying hard drive ? because im pretty sure i didnt modify any system files.

a fix i was gona try tonight was to repair using the windows cd.. ? how can i go about doing this.
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Ok ive had this problem many times before while overclocked either way turn off computer unplug it and unplug the power to the Hard Drive for about 15 seconds then plug it back in and boot windows normally see if that fixed it
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put your windows cd in - let it load to the point where it ask's you if you want to fix with "Recovery Console" (click R) and select 1:/Windows *directory pretty much* and type / "fix boot" , then "Fix MBR" , then "CHKDSK /P" (with out the quotation marks, and your GOLD.
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ok ill giev both yoru idea a shot when i get back from college damnit lol..

RejectCase, to verify .. i go:
-go to recovery console
-select 1
-type / fix boot
-type fix MBR
-type CHKDSK /P


why would it do this randomly ?? i guese not a harddrive probem .. ?
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yes thats the order to go in, it really doesnt happen randomly its just if the computer is overclocked- it could cause a file err- if there was anything new installed and not applied corectly (the app) - meliciouse spyware/adware/virus - gereral use-, heck the possibilities go on. But as long as it works and stays in good condition your ok, if it does it again then it could be bad ram, hard drive, EXTREME fragmented hard drive / virus.
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