I shutdown my computer to put in a new hardrive, and when i turned it back on it gave me "corrupted files" or what not. the missing or corrupted files is "\windows\system32\config\system" what i dont get is why is it specifing a folder? and on my laptop this folder does not even exist. also,. when i put the windows xo pro cd in to repair it, the repair option just sends me to a working command promt. now i know i can format and all but i would like to avoid this at all costs. its just a pain. just looking for suggestions or if someone has experienced this before it would be mucho helpful. if ne one needs to know the hd is formatted for fat32, and has windows xp pro installed on it, service pack 1.