Not sure if this is relavent but for a few weeks before it died i got a message when trying to use windows media palyer (which doesn't work even after uninstall and reinstall) asking me to insert SP2 CD. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling SP2 but it made no difference. I even dowloaded SP2 to a cd and treid it when it said it but it didn't work either
I tried the Windows XP repair (http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html) but it doesn't go to the screen where it gives you the option to repair selected XP instalation. It takes me to a screen and asks me to choose a partition (has a big one and a little one). I choose the big one and the I get a screen that says choose:
format the partition using ntfs file system -quick
format the partition using ntfs file system
leave the current file system intact -no changes
Not sure where to go from here.
Have also tried this with no apparent luck:
How to Repair the Boot Sector:
If XP won't start it may be due to a damaged boot sector or a missing or corrupt ntldr or ntdetect.com files.
To replace damaged ntldr and ntdetect.com you can copy fresh files from the XP CD using the COPY command. Boot with the XP CD and enter the Recovery Console (as above). At the Command Prompt type the following (where "X" is your CD-Rom drive letter) allowing the files to overwrite the old files
COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C:
COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:
To repair a damaged Boot Sector at the command prompt type FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"
I have another post in this forum with the other things i have tried and failed...
Edited by saharanz, 12 September 2005 - 09:56 PM.