My friend recently gave me his Asus Aspire One to repair because it does not boot up into XP. I thought it was weird so I just decided to try to reinstall XP on it using WinTOFlash to make the USB a bootable image. When I try to enter the XP setup and try to format the drive, it states that the "Setup has determined that drive C: is corrupted and cannot be repaired". I found this odd,so still with the USB in,I try to boot into the GUI mode (as if it finished step one..again this is using WinToFlash) and VOILA! The Windows XP splashcreen, login screen and the desktop loads fine. Seeing that it is odd I restart,boot from usb and this enter the recovery console. In the console,however, I do NOT see "C:\Windows" as an option..I just see "C:\>_" where "_" is the blinking cursor.
I have been up for the past 2 hours trying to figure out what is wrong.
edit: I also tried to use chkdsk while I could go in the desktop via the usb being in,but still did not fix anything
Edited by smartinez281, 13 August 2011 - 11:07 AM.