Aries311...How to use the Recovery Console
Hmmm...probably a bad MBR. You could try booting to the Recovery Console (see How to use the Recovery Console
) with the XP cd or XP Bootdisk Set and try the fixmbr
command, but the repair I've linked to below will be easier and probably more effective.
If you have a floppy drive on that machine, go HERE
and download the files needed to create the bootdisk set for the operating system on that machine (the links are about 2/3 the way down the page). Double click the downloaded file and it will prompt you for the floppies and create the XP boot set. This will require 6 floppy disks.
Boot the machine using the floppies and then try this REPAIR
to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd'sOnce this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.
Edited by wannabe1, 24 November 2005 - 02:29 AM.