Anyone got any ideas? I have had this error message at startup Missing or corrupt file "C:\Windows\system32\config\system" This must be 5\6 times i have had this now. I reinstalled XP again but i have no idea why this happens. The system runs fine for a couple of weeks and then Blam! I am on a real downer with XP at the moment, i'm thinking of going back to 98. Is this a known issue, does anyone know? Has anyone else experienced this? I hope its addressed in SP1.