System error32 plus no boot device detected

FlipDisk - Nov 12, 2009 at 03:19 PM
 Blocked Profile - Nov 13, 2009 at 04:27 AM
My Dell Latitude D505, bought second hand, has decided to show System error 32 message - and I have not got a set up disk for Windows XP. Now telling me that it can't find a bootable device at all. I don't want to lose personal data but what do I do now? Would I be better taking it to local computer shop and asking to reinstall XP rather than messing around with it? I also have a PC with XP on it - but again no set up disk - is it possible to copy set-up onto disk or USB stick?

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Blocked Profile
Nov 13, 2009 at 04:27 AM
Dear Sir,

Please solve the matter of Boot Device Not Detected by getting to your BIOS settings and turning

on the proper device settings and off those which aren't in use. For the System32 corrupted or

missing file, please fix it through the following steps:

System32 Corrupted or Missing

Also please have a look at the following guide of how to install Windows XP from a USB Disk:

Installing Windows XP From A USB Key