" windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Can not start in safe mode of any kind
All the F8 options do not work (last known configuration point, system restore point).
Using the Dell Windows XP CD I can boot, I can get to Recovery Console though I don't know how to use it, I can get to Setup, but it does not give me a version of Windows to repair, only one existing partition and it wants to know if I want to install Windows there.
I would prefer to not reinstall as I would lose some data.
Is the repair option missing from the CD, and if so can I get a "real" one somehow? Or is the installation of Windows just gone?
thanks in advance