Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:45 PM
This computer was running fine until I rebooted it on April 1st. Hmmm. Sounds like a virus, eh? My anti-virus software subscription is up to date and a system scan was run about 30 hours prior to the reboot.
When I move the drive to another XP box, all the files are still present. I've backed them all up to the other system and have been working with it.
My non-booting drive has 7tools BootManager on it. When the machine starts, it reads the boot manager from the hard drive, but only lists drive A: as being bootable. It used to list C:. Using the XP Repair console, I've verified that the files NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM are both on C:\. Using the fixboot command does not fix the problem. Using fixmbr tells me that the MBR is either damaged or non-standard, so it suggests not overwriting it.
Is there a way to overwrite the 7tools boot manager with the default Window boot manager? I don't know exactly what 7tools is looking for, but maybe it's corrupted.
I could just buy a new drive, install XP, then put the old drive in as D:, but I'd prefer to get the original disk booting again.