Not many users know how to restore the boot sector of the operating system Windows XP, because infrequently they face this.
However, this can happen on any computer due to various circumstances.
You will need
- CD with the distribution of the operating system Windows XP
To restore you need a disk with the distribution of the operating system. With it, you need to switch the computer to manual control.
Run Recovery Console (consoleRecovery). This is the command line. If you need to use its functions multiple times? You should write the Recovery Console to your hard disk. In case of emergency use, we start from the disk.
Start the computer from the Windows startup diskXP. To get to the Recovery Console, select the Recovery Console item in the boot menu. This method is available if the user has administrator rights. Without them, you can not work with the console.
The second option: When you can not start Windows XP even from a boot disk. To do this, on the disk with the distribution - i386, we find and activate the file winnt32.exe with the parameter / _cmdcons (space is required). By this action, we will add Recovery Console to the Startup folder of Windows XP. Then we reboot the PC.
Now the main work is ahead. If several operating systems were installed on the PC, the Recovery Console will prompt the user to select the operating system that does not boot automatically. The fixboot service command is responsible for restoring the boot sector.
Enter the command to restore the bootSector and confirmation. Further work will occur automatically. If the recovery is successful, the recovery console prompts you to restart the computer.