From: Glen on 09/27/2006|
Sometimes you can search on the net and find the files you need. But BEWARE, they could be infected files.
You may be able to start up in "safe mode" (hold down the F8 key while windows boots) and that may let you get to a point where you can still use the computer to put the file back.
You may be able to install Windows again, which is a real pain and on XP it doesn't always fix this sort of problem.
Another way would be to download one of those "Linux live CD", and boot from it, the newer ones boot to a very useable GUI and also have tools to recover damaged disks. It's a good tool to have around.
The live CD would let you write the file back (it's probably one from the "System" or "Windows" directory).
You may have to change your BIOS setting so that your computer boots from CD first.