|I have a machine that everytime I try to log into an account in windows, it simply logs back out again.|
I booted with a XP cd and started recovery console. I did a DIR command but received a 'an error occurred during directory numeration' message. Doing a google on this error, it was suggested to run a chkdsk. I ran a chkdsk /p /r but immediately received 'The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable errors'. I tried doing a bootcfg /default but received a 'There are no bot entries, therefore the default entry cannot be set. You must first use /add or /rebuild to add a windows installation'.
I tried both a bootcfg /add and bootcfg /rebuild but received the following message;
'Scanning all disks for windows installations.
Please wait since this may take a while....
Error: Failed to successfully scan disks for windows installations. This error may be caused by a corrupt system file, which could prevent bootcfg from successfully scanning. Use chkdsk to detect any errors.
Well at this point is where I think I got myself in trouble. I had done a lot of google searches on this problem and some of them talked about fixboot. I decided to give it a try. Well it fixed the problem so I can do a DIR command and chkdsk, but now there seems to be no files on the C drive anymore. Am I safe to assume I just wiped my windows installation and everything else on the drive?