So this morning i'm awoken bright and early by a misfunctioning computer (my parents).
the story as she told me is: she tried to boot it up in the morning and got a windows xp home error, it said the /windows/system32/configsystem files was missing or needing repair. she attempted to repair it w/ the windows xp cd but that to no avail. that's when she woke me up. i restart it to see how far i can get... it doesn't even get to the windows xp screen before the error message pops up. ok. i try to repair it myself but it won't repair.
at this point i'm thining the only thing that can be done is to re-install xp ontop of itself, see if that fixes it. so i go through the setup and it asks me if i want to create a new partitian and all that stuff. i just choose to have it delete and install on top of where it was w/out creating a new partitian.
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what can i do from here? any help would be appreciated.