My PC running Windows XP has been telling me it's been recovering from srious errors on startup for a few weeks now. I couldn't repair anything because it didn't tell me what was wrong.
Now my PC won't start. I get a black screen with white text telling me i have a missing or corrupt SYSTEM 32/SYSTEM CONFIG/SYSTEM file. Apparently that's the registry. I have inserted the Windows XP CD in the CD drive and restarted but there's no clue as to how to get to its contents.
I am supposed to press 'r' at the first screen to start repair. But there is no first screen. All I get is the same message over and over when I restart manually or press esc.
Is there something I can do to get the PC to look at the CD drive...or is that the wrong approach?
Many thanks for any help!