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When you turn the power button on, I get the Mother board's logo, then I get:
Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\Windows
(screen goes black for 10 seconds)
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
I restart, then boot from Windows CD...
(I will try a REPAIR for the next steps)
To set up Windows CP now, press ENTER.
-To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER
-To created a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
-To delete the selected partition, press D.
It then shows 1 partition:
C: Partition1 [NTFS] 230465 MB
Unpartitioned space 8MB
I then restart my computer and will try the Recovery Console after booting from Windows XP CD:
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
Microsoft Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console Provides.....etc...
Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.
Which Windows installatino would you like to log onto?
*1: ENTER (no password)*
And the rest I think I already posted.. bootcfg /rebuild doesn't work as it says the file system could be corrupted. Chkdsk says there was 1 or more errors but no details..