I have an IBM thinkpad T23 and suddenly when I turned it on it came up with an error message saying: \windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing. I've tried reboot from cd using home xp edition but it still comes up with \windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing. I cant access bios because I cant remember the password for it.
Use the link in "Answer No. 4" it solved my problem after three days of fruitlessly reading articles and trying programmes in an attempt to resurrect a corrupt System 32 file. Five minutes effort, all up and running perfectly again.