|Well sweet, unfortunately you are in a serious bind. Somehow the OS on the large partition was corrupted. DelPart showed it as not bootable. That might have happened when you downloaded the Torrent 'restore' thing and installed it. It probably went to the large drive and not to the restore partition like you thought. |
Evidently you were able to install XP on the 7gb restore partition. My suggestion (tough as it may be) would be to delete both partitions, repartition the drive the way you want it and then redo the XP install.
Of course, getting the drivers is another problem.
I guess you could 'try' a 'Repair Install' on the large partition, but my feelings are that, because it's not bootable, the repair will not work.
There was a person who managed to do a 'Repair Install' on a non bootable drive yesterday, but he never posted back with how he managed to do it. Maybe someone who does know the trick will pop in and pass that information on.
For what it's worth to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.