I was having problem booting up with floopy disc.so I hooked up my HDD to my cousin's comp and booted up with the XP CD.
If you can't boot to the cd, you'll need the XP Startup Disk Set to access Recovery Console so we can repair the MBR. This will require 6 floppy disks.
Download the Boot Disk Set (links about half way down the page) for your operating system (SP1-SP2) and create the Startup set.
Use them to boot the machine. When you get to the "Welcome to Setup" screen, select the operating system to repair (you should have only 1 choice), and press R then "Enter. On the next screen, press F8. At the Admin password prompt, enter your password or just press "Enter" if you have not set one.
At the command prompt, type the following, pressing "Enter" after each:
Remove the floppy from the drive and restart. Let me know if this helps.
after typing fixboot, I get the following message:
The file system on the startup partition is unknown.
FIXBOOT is attempting to detect the file system type.
The bootsector is corrupt.
FIXBOOT is checking the filesystem type...
The partition is using the NTFS file system.
FIXBOOT is writing a new boot sector
The new bootsector was sucessfully written.
I also typed fixmbr and it gave me a warning..I continued anyway and it says it is fixed and all that.
After rebooting..the HDD still won't respond. I mean it still has same problem..will not boot to Safe mode/SM with network blah blah/Last good known. It just freezes for like a minute and computer would restart.
If I tried to boot to safe mode, instead of rebooting now it gives me an error:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a coyp of the above file
I tried format the C drive and it worked, reinstalled windows and all that..and it BOOTS UP! It boots up fine now but my only problem is it doesn't show the CD/DVD burners in "My computer" even though they are hooked up and they show in the bios. I think my motherboard is still messed up..along with the "Can't boot with cd/dvd" problem. Anyone got any idea what is causing this? Should I replace the mobo?
Edited by a1strank, 27 April 2006 - 02:35 PM.