On a HP A610N Computer:
After using the HP Recovery CDs, that were built from this computer, the following error was displayed:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
I read the MS Bulletin about the boot.ini. I used my BartsPE boot disk to make a backup of the boot.ini, and edited several settings.
Here is a good boot.ini: (also from a HP Computer)
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
The bad PC’s boot.ini was the same except the following:
“partition(1)\WINDOWS”, and had XP Home edition.
I changed the boot.ini, and the boot up error changed slightly.
This computer was working fine, but I am giving this computer to a friend, and wanted to put it back to when I created the HP Recovery CDs. (what a mistake!)
I have run the “on board” HP Recovery, and the HP Recovery that I built from the CDs several times. I have tried the destructive, and non-destructive methods, both with the same results.
It seems like the HP Recovery is not updating the computer to fix the problem. Using my BartsPE boot CD, should I delete everything on the C: Drive, and run the HP Recovery again?:sad: