If you have the Window Startup CD you can try using the Recovery Console.Note
: You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order to be able to boot from the Windows installation disk
.To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup
" screen appears, press R
to start the Recovery Console
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the]Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.
6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654
If this fails you can do a Repair Installation.
Because there is always a chance that data may be lost you should back up your important files and applications that you don't have installation discs for to a removable media.
Boot the computer from the XP CD. You may need to change boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup
" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER
. You do not want to choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R
to start the repair. If Repair isn't one of the option end the installation, this will mean that you will need to do a fresh installation of XP.