Norton Ghost™ is available on Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron™ systems that shipped on or after Oct. 18, 2005.
You can Restore the System Using Norton Ghost.
1. Verify the modem or network cable is detached from the computer.
2. Start the computer.
3. When the Dell splash screen appears during startup, press <Ctrl> + <F11> and release them at the same time.
Press the key combination only once. If you press them more than once, a keyboard error occurs. Restart the computer and repeat the steps above.
4. Click Accept when the Symantec|Dell Recovery Environment End User License Agreement screen appears. The Symantec Recovery Disk window appears displaying two options:
* Recover My Computer - Restores your computer to a backup point:
1. Click Recover My Computer.
2. When the Select Recovery Point window appears, click to select the recovery point from which you want to restore, and click Recover My Computer.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
* Recover My Computer to Original Dell Configuration - Restore your computer to its original Dell configuration:
1. Click Recover My Computer to Original Dell Configuration. The Recover My Computer Wizard window appears.
5. Click Yes and press <Enter>.
6. Click Yes when the Recover My Computer Wizard dialog box appears, and press <Enter>.
The Ghost32 window appears, and the restore process begins, which takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes to complete. When complete, the computer restarts.
You will lose all your software and files and the computer will be reverted back to when you bought it NEW.
Your Error message means this.
Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.
How can we fix NTFS boot sector using standard Windows NT/2000/XP tools?
You can boot from startup floppy disks or CD-ROM, choose repair option during setup, and run Recovery Console. When you are logged on, you can run FIXBOOT command to try to fix boot sector.
If none of the above work then you will probably need to run a regular Retail XP CD to do a clean reinstall.http://www.michaelst...nxpinstall.html
You will need to find the dell drivers again and install them. At least your computer will be a bit faster when it's a clean install.