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Problem with Sony Desktop Vaio Wednesday morning April 21...

I shut down my old Sony Vaio XP desktop Tuesday night, nothing unusual about that.

Wednesday morning, the machine would not start up, got a DOS message that stated that the windows file SYSTEM.SYS was missing.

I attempted to restore using my System Restore Disks, but nothing worked.

I made three attempts to restore, and finally had to abandon all hope as my machine now states that there is no DRIVE C.

I realize the machine is ancient by today's standards, however, I'm very suspicious that this happened around the same time that McAfee screwed up PC's all around the world.

Has anyone else experienced this same or similar problem?

Message was edited by: tasouter on 4/22/10 4:46:10 PM CDT

Message was edited by: tasouter on 4/22/10 4:46:48 PM CDT
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Re: Problem with Sony Desktop Vaio Tuesday morning April 20...

The problem experienced by McAfee occurred Wednesday afternoon, not Tuesday morning.

If the problem on your system occurred approx 30 hours earlier, it couldn't have been caused by the McAfee DAT issue.

Former Member
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Re: Problem with Sony Desktop Vaio Wednesday morning April 21...

Sorry, I inadvertantly posted the wrong days in original post.  The above reply is useless...

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