I have a notebook with Windows XP Pro. Each time I boot up the notebook, it takes a very, very long time. It then reaches to the "Welcome" screen, and then immediately reboots again and goes to the screen which gives you options to start in safe mode, or to start windows normally, or to revert to the last best configuration. I tried the option to revert to the last best known configuration, but the same problem occurs. It gets to the "Welcome" screen and then re-starts.
I tried the option to start in safe mode, and I received this message:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.
How should I solve this issue? Can this problem be repaired rather than re-formatting the notebook?
And, any idea why this is suddenly happening?
Please advise soon. Thank You