hey, if anyone can help me, i would greatly greatly appreciate it. let me explain my plorblem to you all.
when i start up my laptop running xp, before it does anything else, it gives me the error...
"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
you can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows setup using the original setup cdrom. select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"
now, i have tried it with the cdrom and the 6 floppy disk setup. both do the same thing: once it gets to the options to install a fresh copy of xp or repair the currently installed version, it is like the keyboard becomes dead. nothing registers on the keyboard. however, the funny thing is that anytime up till that screen, all the buttons are fine, the keys pressed are registered. thus, i am stuck. no matter how i try to start windows, i get the same problem. any thoughts or advice would be very very very appreciated.