Hello. I turned on my computer today to find this error on a black screen. Windows would not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair. I am typing from a friend's computer. I can neither start through safe mode or normal mode. I don't have the original Setup CD-ROM, but I'm hoping a friend would have it... The computer itself isn't as fast as I would like it to be, but I've spent countless hours for the files that are on it. Even then, I never made a back-up disk - the restore points are in the computer. Shame on me =( It's a Windows XP Home Edition. Help is gratefully appreciated!!