OK, here's the problem: My g/f's PC decided to throw a wobbly last night and refuses to boot into windows. It gets past the Post and then comes up with the following error, "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\Config\system \ Windows \ system32 \ config \ System " It goes on to say to repair, using the original CD and press 'R' at the 1st screen. Also, I cannot get into Safe Mode!...I am guessing this is something like a corrupt sys file and/or the Registry! My question is two-fold. The 1st, how easy is this to sort and the 2nd, as the drive (NTFS) is partitioned, will she lose any data stored on other partitions during any repair process? I have a feeling, that a clean reinstall is on the cards, but need to save her data first! Any tech gurus out there that can help????