Start up problems
Hi, I have recently had a problem with my startup. While I was gone, the computer must have done something and turned itself off. Well, I didn't think anything of it but when I tried to turn it back on, it went through the normal HP (Invent) screen, the Win2K boot screen (with the blue bar) and then got a blank screen that flashed with an error message that was too fast to read. Then the computer restarted. It kept doing this so I turned it off. Now I can't get it to turn on. I run a Win2K system with 512 Ram and a 1.3 Celeron. Before the computer shut off, I was in a game of Renegade (Command and Conquer) as well as another game of RA2. Could the excess of applications caused this? Also, I was able to take my camcorder and record the error message and got something along the lines of (since I couldn't make everything out on the little LCD screen): System couln't find file systemroot\system32\windows\software , in the registry. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.
Physical memory dump.
I couldn't make anything out of this. I went into the computer to check connections but they were fine. I also tried to boot in safe mode, command prompt, last good configuration, and system controller devices restore, all to no avail. Could anyone shed some light to the situation?