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    Wierd windows xp boot problem..

    Ok so this is a wierd problem I have, I guess im looking for an app that can fix the boot thing or whatever it is.... Whenever I have my windows xp disc inside the cd drive and it says press any key to boot cd ... I dont press anything... and it boots to my operating system that I installed.. but without the disc I get DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.. and no it is not a live windows cd.. And I also tried disabling cd from booting in bios in case its some wierd cd problem that makes it not work if it doesnt try to boot something but thats not it.. if someone could help it would be nice cause its really stupid problem
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    Hello brother Greetings

    Put your windows xp bootdisk and then press enter key to load the files and then you will see different options available to you then go to recovery console and select your default keyboard settings and press enter , select your partition and it will enter in C:\Admin> then you will have a a interface similar to cmd so type the following commands to fix your boot issues .

    1- chkdsk
    (This will scan your partition and then it will tell your if you need to recover or not)
    2- chkdsk -r
    (This will recover bad sector or any problems in the partition and it will fix them all but remember it will take some time)
    3- fixboot
    (This will fix your boot problems and it will restore your default partition)
    4- fixmbr
    (This will fix your master boot record)
    after that you type
    5- bootcfg /scan
    (This will scan and put the default partition to the boot.ini file)

    Explained Information given :-

    How to access the Recovery Console: - take this link Recovery Console for more information
    The Recovery Console is a set of tools which run from a Command prompt. If your system is formatted as NTFS then these tools can help you manage the partition. You can learn more about the Recovery Console through Help and Support or
    Click here for information about the different commands and their functions
    How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

    To run the Recovery Console from CD boot with the Windows XP CD (or with the optional 6 floppy disk set) and select "R" at the Welcome Screen

    The screen will switch to black and you will be asked which installation to log on to. If you only have one installation you will press "1". Remember that numlock is off at this time

    Next you'll be prompted to enter your Admin password. By default it is created blank so just press Enter.

    At the C:\Windows command prompt type "Help" for a list of commands you can use.

    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 files.

    To replace damaged ntldr and 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:

    To repair a damaged Boot Sector at the command prompt type FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"

    Last edited by shahjinn; 29.02.08 at 01:38.
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