I am having a problem while trying to boot & repair my windows XP installation.
i have both linux and windows xp running on my pc. a few days back i switched off the power to the pc before it was compeletly shutdown. later when i tried to run Xp i got the message
"Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
I thought i can fix it from recovery console by booting from the xp setup cd. i set the cd drive as first as the first boot device from the bios and restarted the system. It first said "press any key to boot from cd" which i did. then it said something like "setup is checking your hardware configuration" and then a blank black screen came up which then stayed like that.
i can still boot and use linux; so i think only perhaps only the mbr is corrupt.
Please suggest what i can do.
Thanks in Advance