It will not boot into safe mode, restore last known configuration does not change anything. I can boot from a XP Setup Disk but cannot enter the recovery consol, it comes up with the same message. Also If I attemp a windows repair installation, it comes up with the same problem.
This is where I removed the hdd from the notebook and placed it in a desktop pc. Bios detects it fine, windows begins to load and automatically restarts before the welcome screen. Without the notebooks hdd, that pc works fine.
Short of destroying the partition, is there any other way of salvaging the informing on the drive??