I was able to get to CMD prompt from a vista disc (this is an xp computer) but the commands didnt work for me (they all "succeded" but when i restarted i got the same error), also vista's startup repair didnt work and then the third fix, right clicking the install and "unchecking" compress disk didnt work either (because its not a vista install i presume)
is my only other alternative to find a way to get the actual XP recovery console installed on the xp machine and go from there? i would think that since i got cmd to try those /boot fix's type cmds (and they all worked btw) the issue would've resolved. but it hasnt.
if all i do need is to get xp recovery utility installed, is there a way to do that in my computers current state?
also what about replacing the boot log? I've read about that, but dont know how to do that.
Any help is greatly appreciated,
Edited by drwmbt, 07 November 2011 - 07:56 PM.