Okay, I'm bumping this thread, and I have a legit copy of windows xp sp2, so please help. I got a message saying something about system32/config/system was corrupted and I found how to fix the problem using repair console online, so I did that. Windows started fine, but now my window is tiny (doesn't take up the whole screen), but I've been down this road before. I just have to reinstall my graphics card driver from the CD, but when I go to do that I get the message that is in the topic. So I search this topic on the internet and find out I need to fix something called dcomcnfg. I found the info from this link:http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59046
But after step 3, the window closes out, so now I'm stuck.
(I'm very frustrated because I have to do something like this every few weeks. Granted, this is aged copy of windows (came with the computer that was manufactured in Sept. 2003), but I'm getting sick of tired have to fix some issue or another. I'm starting to see why people flock to Macs.)
Can you guys help me please?