Here is the whole process:
Came with XP Pro from IBM
Formatted it, install XP Pro with my volume license that MS said was legit when they ran it.
Loads to the desktop just fine for the first time. Reboot, try to log in, receive both errors. Sometime it will let me into the desktop, sometimes it wont. I tried one time to use msconfig, said it was missing and could find it. So, I thought a bad install happened, so I reformatted again, reinstalled fine. This time I can use msconfig and regedit just fine. Reboot, profile becomes corrupt, then the licensing error, then usually logs me back off. Boot into safe mode, it restarts after a few minutes, tried safe mode/networking/command prompt. Windows repair does the same thing. I was able to on the 3 install to install some updates, happened again, each time I got a little farther thinking the problem was fixed. I install the AV, rebooted several time with my boss here, nothing happened. I logged in just fine. Later that day I go to log back in, same error message. So I have no idea except maybe a hard ware issue possibly? Ive tried several XP bootable CDs that I use all the time, external cd/dvd, same deal. I search for it on net, this mainly happens onm Dell system and the fix is to delelte a reg key which resets the default security provider, well those 2 keys arent in there. The drive is C:, hasnt been changed but that was the other fix if the drive letter had changed to edit a reg entry to change it back to c: but that wasnt my case. So now what do you think?