Ok I copied config and autoexec into C: windows\system32
I copied command.com into system32 as well.
(command.com seems to have been already in system32......so that step didnt seem to do anything really.............do I need to copy from the xp disc only? don't really understand this step........what does it mean from expanded command.com, it doesnt expand for me not from what i have stored on my c drive anyway.)
Anyhow with what I have done, am still getting the error message on restart. Must be doing something wrong.