My hard drive is a SATA drive.
First you need to enter the BIOS Setup Menu and change the configuration for the SATA hard drive to operate as "IDE or ATA compatible" or "Legacy IDE" or some wording along those lines (depending on your bios version). Then you will be able to boot from the CD and load the Recovery Console.
At the RC prompt, type chkdsk /r
and press <ENTER>.
If any errors are found repeat, until there are no more errors indicated.
This will probably fix the issue. Try starting your system normally.
If no luck with the above ... (this is a little better perhaps, than the Microsoft one you found)System Restore from Recovery Consolehttp://2pure.net/index.php?session=0&a...icle=1150238652
(There are a few mistakes in the the instructions text, but simply ignore those.
There is a significant mistake in Step #6
when changing the prompt back one directory level: This is given as cd..
In fact you must enter a space between cd
and the two dots
, so that it looks like this cd ..