My computer specs: ASUS A7N8X E-DELUXE
1 GIG CRUCIAL PC 3200
AMD ATHLON XP 3200 +
SEAGATE 160 GB 7200

The Problem: I just recently reformatted and i cant get into windows because of this error: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

I keep reformatting thinking it will just go away but no way!!! Also if i do get lucky and i reformat and get into windows then next time i restart the problem shows up. The hard drive is new. Cant even think bout calling windows tech support they cost 32.00!!!!

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

Try this page:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545

it tells you how to restore your registry hive keys.

If you actually erased your hard drive and reinstalled Windows, but you're still getting this error, you've probably got a bad hard drive. :(