Sorry if the information i'm about to give you isn't really related to the title, but that title is the only real hard evidence i could refer to for my computers problem. For those of you that do not know, this problem prevents me from being able to get into my computer at all. There is no Windows XP loading screen. Once I turn my computer on, I go straight to this bsod. However, what does happen prior to this is a screen that says, "Vaio recovery utility starting". Once the utility starts,I hit this blue screen. So for what happened before this error...I was using System Mechanic Professional 7. Brand spanking new, bought it from frys. I did a deep scan of my computer and what do you know, it says my hard drive has some errors. I decide to repair the errors. My computer then prompts me to restart it. I do as it says, and then upon restart, my computer freezes at the welcome screen. I decide to restart it. After that, I get an error that says (as best to my memory) "cannot find \WIndows\System32\Config\System try putting in the Windows XP setup disc and press r to fix it". At this point, I can't log in to my computer at all. I then try recovery console. This recovery console i used is instead of a disc, there's an option to access it through the main startup process. When it starts up, I get a bsod. I then used the actual xp disc, but to my memory, recovery console was quite different. Instead of accessing the drive, like when you choose which installation, i don't get the option at all. I tried chkdsk, but it says you have an unrecoverable option. I started panicking at this point. Before this crash, i used sytem mechanic to make a disaster recovery disc, which to my luck, doesn't work at all. I tried to use it to check my master boot record to see if its corrupted which i believe it is. First time using it, it says there's an error. I try to fix it and nothing happens. It says to restart drive medic. All the following attempts, I get either a restarting prompt, or it says there is no error on your computer. I tried using the XP setup disc to repair my computer entirely, resetting it back to SP1 but keeping all the files I had, but the disc didn't even detect WIndows XP on my computer. It just says "unknown disc". btw, after i tried all those options, what happens to my computer now, is what my title says. I just get that error, and thats it. I'm really sorry for the huge block of text, but i just wanted to get out what I did already to narrow down options. Thanks for the help, and I hope my computer isn't totally screwed, because I still have important data on it. EDIT: go to my newest post to read my latest update on my problem.