Actually it is funny, (not really but...), because microsoft gives you improper instructions on how to fix this! You need to go throught the whole windows setup process normally up until you get to the partition screen.. Instead of deleting the partition, install over it... setup will ask you if you want to do a repair install (this is not the same as recovery console...). What has happened her, is that some registry entries that contain hardware information about your system are missing or corrupt (just like the error says). You should try and troubleshoot the cause of this error (malware, warez, clumsy clicking when browsing the window directory. Remeber, they can't just find you and infect you, you have to open the door when they knock... but honestly, this problem can be caused by a power failure too....so don't feel too
Let me know if this helps...best of luck,
Edited by Psykostx, 22 July 2009 - 05:22 PM.