Hi, I can't use my Dell Dimension 4550 at all with this msg appearing on a black screen. It suggests using the original setup cd-rom (4 yrs old now) and I have fished it out but can't get it to boot up, to even try the repair option. Can you help? I'm getting nowhere and brain has shut down too.
Am_stuck, as bill mentioned, check your boot order in BIOS to make sure it sees the cd first, and when prompted, press any key to boot from the cd..... As far as the actual error, it sounds like one of your registry hives are corrupt. It can get pretty tricky fixing it, so be careful and pay attention. heeh Good luck. Doing a search on google reveals this for Windows XP: [support.microsoft.com...]
If you are having the problem on Windows 2000, expand on that search.