Hi Guys ,

I got a problem loading WINXP , showing a message that can't find
CONFIG.SYS or it is corrupted

Can you help?


Clean your CD ROM

Check ribbon cables properly seated betwixed CD and MOBO

Oh hang on, can't boot ? or install ?

Install: see above.

Boot :
reboot with a start up floppy to safe mode and then find the config.sys file in the root of C: open it with notepad and delete its contents. Windows does not require this file since all the given devices are loaded by the registry anyway, so if there is a problem with it, empty it.
The only use for it is for old legacy apps to specify devices\drivers and for some programmers who leave something out of their 'killer app' and have to use this file(and Autoexec.bat)to modify system settings that are not registered.

The problem came up after a sudden close which happened because of overheating.

I am running on an acer laptop and I have OEM win xp without cd-what can I do?

press F8 repeatedly after BIOS screen but before windows bit starts, choose safe mode from the menu that comes up.