Serious problems here.... Please click on my profile to see my past post (apparently I don't have enough activity on this site to be allowed to post links) In that thread ("Windows XP startup, file is missing or corrupt, \windows\system32\config\system "), I followed the directions that was given by user Hemantdhyani. When I went to turn the computer back on (crossing fingers that I had fixed the problem), I came up with this 0x800700 error code. I am STUCK on the blue windows page, the one that comes up saying that it's loading my settings. I cannot access the internet or my desktop, and anything I've read on how to fix this error says that I need to go to Start/Run. Is there ANYTHING I can do in the recovery console that will fix this error? On top of this, I also have a McAfee error--I'm not as concerned about that though. I have tried logging on in safe mode, but as soon as it gets to the safe mode screen, I get an error that says: 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS:0de3 IP:0121 OP:ff ff ff 76 6b Choose 'Close' to terminate the application ...and I'm given the option to Close or Ignore....of course I can't ignore, the window keeps popping up and I cannot progress further within safe mode. Basically with all of these errors, I am wondering if my File Replacement that I did in my last post messed something up, creating these new errors (3 in total) or what the heck is going on...I don't know what to fix/how to fix. It's a mess, I know....and my brain is a mess from sitting here for 3 hours trying to figure it out! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....keep in mind though I'm not totally computer savvy I'm smart, but I need instructions broken down barney-style please! Thanks in advance!