Computer was running fine this morning, hung up in I.E. and froze. Ended up doing a hard reboot. While loading...screen came up with Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINNT\System32\Config\SYSTEMced startup option of windows 2000 press F8 at the bottom the screen read You can attempt to recover this file by starting Windows 2000 Setup using the original CD I pulled out the origninal Windows 2000 installation CD and rebooted. When I selected that I wanted to repair rather than reinstall it gave me 2 repair options Recovery console or Emergency repair process. I tried both. The recovery console comes up with C;\Winnnt> ready for my input which i have no idea what to do from there.....the other option was Emergency repair process which required me to insert an Emergency Repair floppy in...I dont have an emergency repair floppy. What are my best options..is there anything I can do with the Repair console and the orgininal installation CD? Cant loose the information on my hard drive. If I reinstall completely, will I loose this information and files? HELP!!