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Boot Partition Error.

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A little about Boot Sectors.

When troubleshooting boot failures it can be helpful to understand a little bit what the boot sector is.

A boot sector is the first sector of your Hard Drive. It contains the information to locate the active partition and to invoke its Volume Boot Record.

Any computer with a mismatch in the boot sector will likely report "'Boot Sector Not Found". 

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The good news is that Windows XP keeps a backup of your boot sector, and we are going to try to restore it.

To repair the boot partition, boot the computer from your Windows XP CD-ROM and start the Recovery Console. Next, use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file.

In more details:

> Boot from the Windows XP CD ROM.

Insert the Windows XP CD and turn the computer on.
When prompted "Press Any Key to boot from CD", press a letter or number key.
If you don't see that Prompt, visit the Boot Sequence modification page

> At the welcome screen, press R for recovery.


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> At the command Prompt type "bootcfg /rebuild".


That's it! Eject the CD, reboot and you are good to go.

Don't forget to also visit the Secure & Backup page to learn how you can prevent that from happening in the future.


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