windows xp crashed ????

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madj, May 21, 2003.

  1. madj

    madj Guest

    I got windows xp home edition. when I was installing blood rayne (game) my computer rebooted started normally exept for the windows boot screen came up then went to a black screen paused, and displayed blue screen containing
    systemroot\system32\config\software or its log alternate it is corupt or absent. then it restarted again and repeats the proccess. I think it is my login screen messed up but dont know how to fix it without reinstalling windows.I also dont understand why it crashed in the middle of installing a game. and then had this error. I only have 1 partition on this cpu and dont want to reformat and loose my stuff. I also have winxp profesional so if all else fails can I upgrade to this without looseing my data and fix the problem? but I realy want to keep the home edition if possible
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    do a repair install

    boot from the CD
    enter / to enter setup
    F8 / I agree
    R / start the repair process

    btw you'll need your cd key handy