Hi all hope you can help me a lil, I have a problem that has been raggin me for some time now. whenever i reboot, or restart, i get these errors at random. windows cannot find windows\system\config please reinstall a copy or pres "r" in recovery (paraphrased) or windows cannot load ntoskrl.exe please reinstall etc, etc i am running win xp pro with all the updates, NAV 2002 all updated I have done a clean install of XP on 2 different HD's same prob. tested powersupply ok only way i can boot is to shutdown and wait 15 minutes. I have also had my cpu temp. checked by pc shop it is ok ( i don;t know the numbers) the system: FIC AD-11 xp mobo 512M Kingston DDR 20 gig maxtor udma 66 hd 2 partitions 1 for XP other just storage or 8gig WD udma 66 hd onboard sound 2 smc NICs athlon xp 1600+ retail w/ hs and fan ( boxed) lite on cdrw 16x10x40 300watt p/s geforce 2 mx 400 64meg vid card when it runs it's fine just a lil slow when desktop loads the pc shop said they can fix this for 60$ but it will be a temp fix they said that my reg is over a 13.0meg limit? hecjk it's like 42 megs and they think something is trying to write to reg on shutdown and doesn;t finish does this make sense? i have been living with this foir about 4 months now. can;t find good help for it. altho it may be a hardware issue i think. thanks in advance for your help! i did a search and nothing came up that matched my prob if anyone knows of something please lik me. ricky p.s. if u need more info lemme know.