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I keep getting a black screen error that says windows/system32/config/system file is missing or corrupt. Can anybody help????
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put y our xp cd in the drive and do start > run > sfc /scannow
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I can't get to the start menu. The machine is on a black screen.
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can you boot into safe mode?
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Nope. no safe mode either.
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Maybe I ought to just reformat and re-install the operating system. How do I do that?????
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boot from the xp cd and follow the directions
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I tried booting from the xp cd and I think I am in trouble now. Even that won't work. Is there a way to just wipe everything out and start with a fresh install?
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booting from the cd should do that.....


check your bios settings (usually by hitting delete during boot)

make sure it's set to boot from cd first

then boot from the windows cd and follow the instructions to format and reinstall
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When I installed the xp cd, it is trying to reformat the partition and the computer is just sitting there on 0% for the past 20 minutes. Any suggestions??
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try to boot from the recovery console on the cd and type chkdsk /f
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