Keep having to reinstall Windows...dunno what the problem is
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if actually reinstalling, i suggest contacting Dell about possibly sending you a replacement CD...
a fresh install should not have such problems... if you really want to wipe your system, run your backups, format, and install... if that doesn't get it, i would start kicking dell 'till i got satisfied
The first thing that I would do once you reinatall is go directly to http://www.windowsupdate.com and run all the critical updates. If you aren't doing that then your install is wide open to so many virii. After you do that go through your msconfig startup options and disable anything and everything you don't want starting. The reason for that is this error is usually caused by programs that are still trying to be accessed while the machine is shutting down.
Due to the specific error, \windows\system32\config\system corrupted, i would say this is a problem proabably with the CD
does this problem happen immediately after reinstall, or does it develop (happen some time after the reinstallation)?