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WinXp error - C:\windows\system32\c_1252.nls is missing or corrupt

23 August 2015

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One day you go to open your computer. WinXp won't open. You are instructed to attempt repair of the damaged file when you get a message similar to

C:\windows\system32\c_1252.nls is missing or corrupt


If you press 'R' and eventually get a black screen that sends you to a DOS 'C' prompt, you (or someone you know who remembers the old DOS used with Win95 and earlier) can rename the damaged file and replace it with a copy you have obtained from another WinXp via floppy or flash drive or even CD. If you don't get the 'C' prompt, you'll see this instead:


No password? Go HERE for an alternate solution. Otherwise:

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