Working on a XP Home PC for a friend. Child was playing a game and the screen went blank. Would not boot after that. Stops with the msg about missing or corrupt C:/Windows/System32/Config/System file. :blackeye: Tried the "Windows XP recovery console - cannot load" thread of "01-01-2004 10:35 AM" response "You probably need to restore the registry" of "01-02-2004 05:06 PM" by ak_in_charge and now there is no message, but PC will not boot. Locks up after the initial screen. There is a full restore point, RP449, that should be available, but do not know how to get it restored. When I try "Last Known Good" boot, there is no effect. Keep in mind that while the HDD was in the host XP Pro PC to do the work, ran virus search and found several hundred viruses and removed them. :suspiciou Thanks for any assistance.