missing or corupt system file? cannot boot xp

  second best 03:08 28 Oct 2003

hi, been on all day no probs, nothing dloaded for a few days. restarted ust out of habit, i do it now and again, and i go tthe message cannot start xp pro missing or corrupt file system32\config\system. not necessarily in that order though :(.. anyway managed to just load the cd again as if i was going to repair it, yo uknow how it loads a load of stuff before the repair prompt, ,anyway, i just tried it after that and it's booted up, but would like to know what went wrong. any ideas?

  AndyJ 08:01 28 Oct 2003

No....maybe it's down to these solar flares they've been banging on about on the news !? <;-)

  temp003 08:06 28 Oct 2003

This error message is not uncommon with XP, and in many cases recurs from time to time after an apparent repair.

click here for an explanation.

  temp003 08:11 28 Oct 2003

Should add that I don't know how reliable that explanation is, but it's the first time I've discovered someone giving a possible reason for this rather common error with XP and w2k systems (more so with XP).

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