I have a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 2 running windows XP. It is an OEM installed operating system.
I cannot start windows because I get the black screen error message "windows\system32\config\system is either missing or
When I try to use the system disk to either reinstall or repair windows I get a blue screen with
the REGISTRY_ERROR message(Stop error code 0x00000051). I get the message when I try to enter the recovery console
or when I try to advance past the Licensing Agreement screen. So I cannot reinstall windows
or use the recovery console.
I also cannot enter safe mode or use any of the F8 startup screen options because I get the above
black screen error message from paragraph 1 above.