Can anyone help please?
My Dell desktop failed to start windows after shutting down while I went away for the weekend. I have tried various things so far to no avail:-
Used recovery disk to repair the windows installation - got so far then stalled. I switched off after about 2 hours.
Tried to rewrite windows over existing disk partition - failed
Went into recovery console I get the option of C;/Windows or G:/minint. Selected C:/Windows and tried bootcfg /rebuild but only G:minint being listed for selection
Tried copying various files from C:Windows\repair in C:windows\system32\config as suggested by someone on internet. Seemed to have got further but got missing or corrupt hal.dll file. Followed instructions to solve this but C:\windows still not being listed when I run bootcfg /rebuild (only G:\minint)
Tried again rewriting windows over disk partition - boot.ini error message.
Any ideas please before I have to take the decision to reformat the hard drive?
What Model PC? We can't give you specific help without that.
However, CTRL/F11 at power on will access the Dell recovery partition and allow you to restore the PC, it that is still on your PC and not corrupted.
If this does not work, you will have to manually reinstall Windows XP HERE is the Manual install instructions
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