I am trying to repair the corrupt file: windows\system32\config\system. I have accessed my installation CD and I get to the Windows start up where you press R. I get to the command prompt and type in md tmp and it says access denied. I then go thru the whole process again, after reading another post, and instead of pressing repair i press install xp. I get to a screen showing partition 1 and then an unnamed partion. If I press reintall xp, will i lose my data? I have one folder that I need off the hard drive, because my backup did not back it up. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 xp home edition operating system. My hard disk is encrypted with PGP disk encryption.