I followed all of the instructions on this tutorial here
While the computer was in the process of reinstalling XP, the computer lost power midway.
Now, when I turn on the computer I get "Error Loading Operating System"
I tried booting it from the CD, but I get the same error.
How do I reinstall/repair Windows to fix it?
I *do not care* about any of the data on my computer. I had already backed it up ahead of time.
For clarification, here is what happens when I turn on my computer
1. Turn on
2. Dell logo appears. The bar loads
2A: I can press F2 to successfully enter the blue screen diagnostics
2B: I can press F12 to successfully enter one-time boot (I tried booting CD from this, no success)
2C: If I press nothing, the bar loads normally.
3. After the bar loads, it switches to a black screen with a blinking cursor.
4. "Error Loading Operating System"
5. That's it. Nothing else.
Edited by thrilljack, 24 October 2010 - 01:50 AM.