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Ok, So the site is up again.

I booted up the computer with the Xp disc and got to the recovery console.

I type in:

C:\>cd\
The command is not recognized TYPE help for a list of supported commands.


I try (a space between cd and the \ in case I read it wrong):

C:\> cd \
There is no floppy disk or CD in the drive


I typed in:

C:\> dir/w
The command is not recognized TYPE help for a list of supported commands


Then I typed in the same with a space between dir and /w in case I read wrong

C:\>dir /w
Directory of C:\w
There is no floppy disk or CD in the drive


I then tried typing in map:

C:\>map

A: \Device\Floppy0
D: \Device\CdRom0
E: \Device\CdRom1


Then I tried:

C:\>copy D:\i386\ntldr C:\
There is no floppy disk or CD in the drive.




And now here I am writing.

I'm now going to try the second option you gave me (REBUILDING THE BOOT SECTOR)
I'll keep you updated and let you know what happens

Thank You Once Again for Your Help!!! :whistling:
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same problem:

C:\> cd ..
There is no floppy disk or CD in the drive

I tried to look at the picture to make sure I typed it in right but the top was cut off :whistling:
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That is not a good sign.

Try getting into the recovery console and running two commands.

fixmbr
fixboot

Then try the instructions posted above again.
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just to make sure. You havent Overclocked your computer because when I do i get the same messages and BSODs and start up. If you have a SATA2 drive windows setup doesnt detect them sometimes and usually there is an option in the BIOS to put the drives into IDE mode so that the drives can be detected.
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That is not a good sign.

Try getting into the recovery console and running two commands.

fixmbr
fixboot

Then try the instructions posted above again.



I just want to let you know that
I just started up the computer without the XP cd in it and now it's saying:

Invalid Boot Diskette
Insert BOOT diskette in A:


Ok, so I typed in fixmbr and nothing happened, the next C: prompt just came up

I typed in Fixboot and this is waht came up:

FIXBOOT cannot find the system drive,or the drive
specified is not vaild

Edited by moofeet, 16 June 2007 - 01:13 PM.

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So I tried the above instructions again and everything came out the same

When I type in

C:\>copy D:\i386\ntldr C:\

It seems as if it trys to read the drive cause the light on the drive goes on but I get the same msg:

There is no floppy disk or CD in the drive.
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Type in bootcfg /scan. Inform of what is states in the next post.
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This is what came up


C:\>bootcfg /scan
Scanning all disks for Windows installations.

Please wait, since this may take a while...

Error: Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations.
This error may be caused by a corrupt file system, which would
prevent Bootcfg from successfully scanning. Use chkdsk to
0 detect any disk errors.

Note: This operation must complete successfully in order for the
/add or /rebuild commands to be utilized.

C:\>

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then I tried this

C:\>chkdsk

The volume appears to contain one or more recoverable problems



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There seams to be something wrong with your partitions.

Do you have any data you need to keep?
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Well I have lots of music, pictures and various files and folders on there that I would like to get back, if thats what you mean by "data".
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Is there any hope or am I doomed??
Any idea what could have caused this??
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Researching you options will get back to you shortly.
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Thank You So Much Tuxmaster :whistling:
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Hey tuxmaster, let me know if theres anything I can do to help.
Thanks!
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