I'm in desperate need of help. I looked through all the furoms, including this one and couldn't find answers to solve my problem.
I have an intel desktop (not sure what more info to add)
Yesterday when I was trying to restart, I received, this error message:
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
So I inserted the windows cd to repair the problem. I got to the level where I was asked to click "r" to start the repairing. and that's where it stopped, after clicking "r", the computer would just try to start windows and go back to the same error message.
Things I have tried: I did change the BIOS setting to have it boot from cd-rom first.
I have used the same windows cd that I have installed on the pc, tried other recovery consule cds I have found online and nothing.
The keyboard and mouse aren't connected to any USB (read somewhere that it has something to do with booting issues).
It seems like my computer doesn't recognice the cd or it can't boot from it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Edited by alteregoelizabeth, 03 August 2010 - 02:01 AM.