The Windows XP CD has the tools to partition and format during its install. If you format a drive before install you could trip up the install.
So next time, boot the XP CD, delete the partition from C and create a new partition. Select that for install and it will ask for short or long format. Take the short version.
My problem began with this meassage : The following file is corrupt or missing : windows/system32/config/system .
i repair it and it doesn't work.
every time i format my computer and install windows this screen shows up for me every time .