My son got an infection on his pc. I'm not sure how or what he did but by the time it came to me, the startup repair would not fix the pc or boot it. The startup repair indicated the boot was corrupt. Silly me, I went to this site (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392) and followed the directions. Now the computer will not boot at all and I get the message there is no boot file. I loaded the OS Cd and the OS is not even listed as being available for repair.
I booted the pc using Ubuntu and all the files are there - and the OS - so I'm very confused and very desperate for help.
Thank you in advance.
The system is a Gateway running Vista 64 Bit
I'm very scared that I won't be able to fix this....
Also worth noting....the C: is labeled "Primary Partition"
There is an "X" Drive labeled "boot" that contains all the windows installation files.
The error message reads:
Windows Failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings and then click "next"
3. Click "repair your computer"
Info: The boot Configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry
Edited by chrissypie, 25 October 2011 - 12:11 PM.