windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original CD-ROM
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
However I can't get into the recovery console. When I press 1 to select the windows installation I would like to log onto, it does nothing. I tried entering 1 and then hitting enter, that did not work either. It never even prompted me for an admin password. I am beginning to wonder if the problem with boot up is also causing me to be unable to enter recovery console.
Also, since this computer was upgrade from home to professional, I wasn't sure which installer cd to use... but I tried both. Please help as I don't want to do complete reinstall.