When I reboot my computer, the first screen shows up with the company logo and then I get two messages. One says \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM is either missing or corrupt and the other says press 'r' to repair.
When I hit 'r', it reboots itself but returns to the same message and will not go any further. I changed my boot order from CD to HDD and it tries to boot from CD, but I always end up getting the two error messages.
All was fine until this started to happened a few days ago. Since then I repartitioned my HD and attempted to reinstall Windows XP using the CD I got when I received the machine but none to avail.
BTW, there are no beeps coming from POST. So I think it's failing that test to begin with. I opened the box and rechecked all my connections but unfortunately, I don't have any spare components to switch out the current ones to test if they are in working order or not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!