Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:28 PM
Hello great folks,
My dilemma started without any change in software or hardware, I simply tried to boot one day and windows would not load, 'a disk read error occurred press ctrl alt del to reboot' error displayed. Per some of the stickies here on the site I tried the western digital diagnosis and found no errors. I then downloaded the xp recovery iso, rant the chkdsk /r and completed, then tried the fix boot and received the following error upon boot up:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
After a little bit of research online I once again tried the recovery console disc and attempted this fix per the microsoft forums:
At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:
1. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message, press Y:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
2. You receive a message that is similar to the following message:
Enter Load Identifier
This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
3. You receive a message that is similar to the following:
Enter OS Load options
When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.
after completing this I could get to the boot option screen and select the new boot config but I still get the same error.
Thanks in advance, you guys provide an amazing service.