Super Urgent, boot problem
Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:28 AM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:45 AM
Boot to the cd. At the first screen (Welcome to Setup), press R to load Recovery Console.
The next screen should be black and ask which operating system you want to log onto. You should see your installation listed next to a number...probably 1: C:\WINDOWS...press 1
When asked for the password, just press Enter
This should take you to a command prompt. At the prompt, type fixboot and press Enter. Type Y and press Enter. Once this completes, see if the machine will boot to Windows.
If no joy, boot to the cd again and load Recovery Console...once back at the command prompt, type chkdsk /r and press Enter. This should start a long check of the file system...let it finish as see if it will boot to Windows.
I've got to step out for a bit, but will check in when I return.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:21 AM
Edited by BSNCAPBYY, 16 January 2007 - 11:22 AM.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:01 PM
Load Recovery Console and get back to command prompt. Type bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter This will rebuild the boot sector rather than try to repair it.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:17 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:28 PM
If Pro is installed, type Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
For load options...type /fastdetect
Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:39 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:01 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:47 PM
When you booted to the Recovery cd that came with your machine, do you remember seeing any of the screens you've seen using Recovery Console...in particular, the Welcome to Setup screen?
Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:57 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:08 PM
Do you remember all the options on the menu of the Recovery cd? I'm wondering if we can coax it into a parallel install.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:47 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:54 PM
Let me see what I can dig up on this...promise I'll move as quickly as I can.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:52 AM
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