OS Repair Option Unavailable (Now What?)
Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:11 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:36 PM
once the chkdsk completes, reboot and see if the computer boots up. if it doesn't, get back into the recovery console and type:
Note about the above command.
BOOTCFG /REBUILD will search for pre-existing installations of Windows XP and rebuilds sundry essential components of the Windows operating system, recompiles the BOOT.INI file and corrects a litany of common Windows errors.
For the Enter Load Identifier portion of this command, you should enter the name of the operating system you have installed.
If, for example, you are using Windows XP Home, you could type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for the identifier (it's not crucial, however what the name is, as long, as it's meaningful).
For the OS Load Option portion of this command, you should enter the following: /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN
It is very important that you do one or both of the following two things:
Here is what you should see:
if after you type the "bootcfg /rebuild" command part, it tells you that it can't find a windows installation....then we'll have to look at something else
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