Very often (around once or twice a month) when i try to turn on my computer (Running windows XP proffesional) i get a error message while windows is loading saying:"Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
(I get this error even if i have not installed any software or made any hardware changes before)
Usually what i do is reinstall with a fresh copy of windows however sometimes i spend ages trying to fix the corrupted regisrty with what i would call a success rate of around 75%.
Even when i have reinstalled windows (or fixed the registry) i get the some error a few restarts later. Because of this error i have started to back-up my work very frequently but i find that i can often not back-up my files quickly enough!.
Originally i though it might be a dodgy copy of windows Home edition so i acquired a slightly dodgy copy of widows xp professional and got the same error. I was then told that it was most likely my harddisk and replaced it (twice - (with drives from two manufacturers)) - still go the same error.
My Pc's specs are:
processor: AMD XP 2200+
harddisk: western digital 120GB
Motherboard:MSI KT6 Delta
Video Card:nVidea 5600XT
(I have looked on the web if these components have a history of failure in this combination but could find nothing)
I realise that this windows error message is not uncommon but i have not heard of it happening so frequently.
If you need any more information please tell me. My email address is:<removed by moderator>
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance