Nope I'm still getting the message:
Start your machine and while it is booting, tap the F8 key until you get a Safe Mode options screen...select "Last known good configuration", and press "Enter" Let me know if it starts.
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.
The simple solution is to repair windows, which is what I would've done if the laptop came with a win xp cd in the first place.