I might be getting somewhere here. Instead of using my boss's Dell Media Center Edition
OEM disk to access the recovery console, I used a XP Pro SP3
disk I slipstreamed awhile back. I was able to get to the recovery console but it never asked me to attach to a windows installation.
It immediately came back with "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems".
I then tried the dir /p
command at the C:\ prompt and got this message:There is no floppy drive or disk in the drive.
command results in the following:G:\Device\CDRom0
I wonder if that's because I used a XP Pro disk and not the MCE disk?
I slapped in the MCE disk he gave me again and it hung on the part that says "Examining Disk0 on iastor". Is there a way to flag that block as bad using something other than the recovery console, rebooting and then reloading whatever files the OS says are corrupt or missing?
Edited by Spyderturbo007, 05 March 2010 - 02:54 PM.