I have a friends computer that refuses to boot into windows Xp, and gives the following message: 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\Sytem32\Config\System'
On arrival I noticed the Hard Drive clicking and rattling, so I presumed a dead hdd.
I have now fitted a replacement hard drive, have tried a clean install of xp,and on first reboot I get the same message as before.
Have tried this several times, and get the same result.
The New Hdd is ok, as I have tested in another pc, installed the same copy of windows with no prob's.