"Dell pc with Windows XP Home Edition
when booting up, screen goes black, then reads:
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"
Installing the original Setup disk and rebooting, or pressing 'r' when the above message appears is unsuccessful. This is being sent from a different computer.