Bit of a nugget here,
1, attempt to boot, gets to windows splash screen dreaded double click, reboots system.
2, ok, got win boot disk, get to recovery console, wont recognise drive ( figure its because RC is dos enviroment, dos dont recognise sata drive)
3, ok so add second hdd with working installation, boot into that, works, great, so open my computer, sata drive is there, yippee, double click drive, oh nooooo, wont open, bugger,
4, right let me see, what now. install minitool data recovery, reads drive, yes..... pull copy of boot.ini file, open with text editor and find thats the problem.
5, copy new boot.ini from backup system, find minitool cant write to disk. bugger
so here is the problem........
i cant acess hdd through RC because it is sata,
I cant access Sata through working win because it sees but does not access
I can see and copy from sata with minitool, but cant write
I have working copy of Boot.ini ready to use but cant put it in the place i need it to be...
I no longer have a floppy drive so cant boot from that.
i can give more details if necessary guys and gals, i am probably missing something realy simple,
is there a program similar to Minitool that can write as well as read/recover to the drive in question, if so should be simple fix?
is there a way to boot to the drive in question bypassing the affected file (possibly usb or cd) and then manually switching the affetcted Boot.ini?
is there a way of getting RC to recognise the Sata drive, so can use C:\BOOTCFG /Rebuild to fix the file?
here's hoping theres someone who has experienced this and/or knows a way to do it.
Thanks in Advance