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To: Concerned
CompUSA sucks! Be careful!

If you can create a boot disk you might be able to boot off a floppy and point to where XP is on your drive which get you back up.

Or try a Windows XP CDROM with the recovery option. I doubt that your data is lost. Most likely you just have a problem with your system files or master boot record MBR.

Check this out:

You may need to edit the boot.ini on your floppy to tell XP where to find it on your drive.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

Hope this helps!

12 posted on 03/03/2003 6:13:45 PM PST by TSgt (“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” - General George S. Patton)
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Nice to see someone with a grasp of the problem and not someone who just wants to up their post count by creating more problems... :)
23 posted on 03/03/2003 7:54:52 PM PST by RedWing9 (We will vie for Lord Stanley... again!)
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