My mate's PC has blitzed itself and won't load anything. Iv'e tried using his own XP Home Edition startup CD but won't read it, tried loading XP startup floppy disk made from my PC and nothing. Even tried loading a new XP home edition downloaded from the web (full version that works on my PC) but nothing.
Error messages I had were "drive image special partition was not found" and "windows\system32\config\system".
Today I tried loading 6 floppy boot disks for XP home, downloaded from Microsoft. Everything going OK until halfway through disk 3 when loading stopped and message "setupreg.hiv could not be loaded"
Error code 4096
Any help would be welcomed