tried to format laptop...giving system error..
Posted on 2005-04-28
here is how my problem started. i use a laptop wireless card to access my internet at home, and a lan wire to connect it at office. yesterday i came back home, and when tried to plug in my wireless card, it gave me a error saying "device doesnot have enough resources (Code12). I also noticed that most of my programs were giving me some sort of error while opening (for eg. Yahoo messenger gave me an Initialization error...which i never saw before in my life). i thought i got some kind of virus in my computer...so tried a virus scan. But after checking just 20000 files, it said "Check completed", which was odd. I thought of checking adwares, which i did using Adware, but the software got stuck at around 40000 files. Used spybot, that one worked and deleted like 10 spywares....but still the problem existed. I planned i will just format my system ( was planning to do it in a month's time, but u know just to get rid of this problem).... so here is what happens now...
i run the setup disk, and ask for full format, creating new partition and doing the ntfs formatting (not the quick mode)....it took me 11 hours to do so (i have a hd of 40gb...and i thought it was a little too much time for that).... and then it gave me the following error..
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
now i am kinda stuck.... exhausted with all the resources i had... Need some expert advise of how to sort out this problem....
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.