I have Windows XP home edition on my PC. For some other reason, the laptop kind of froze, and like usual I restarted the computer, only to find that it can't startup. Just after showing the black screed with the "windows starting up" a blue screen appears for about 2 seconds. I could not see the compleat message but managed to capture the screen on my cell-phone camera. The error message says something like this: "windows cant find the following file from registry \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE" and after showing the split-second message, the computer reboots and does it all over again.
I tried every other option in the startup screen such as safe mode and command prompt but it does the same : reboots before I can do anything. I also tried to make a MS-dos boot disk, but it only allows me dos command with a:/, and I still cant access my CD-rom or C: drive. Also I entered every command file and bat file on the boot disk but it does nothing. I would appreciate it if anyone can give me some pointers on this one
As I said, we were not doing anything funny before it happened, other than surfing Amazon.com for some music when the PC froze. Also, another point, is that my PC easily runs out of memory and stall sometimes, which I thought thios was the case, but it usually starts up quickly after rebooting.
Thanks, look forward to hearing from you