Can't boot Win XP Pro, Master Boot Record, MBR

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dbetbadal

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My computer doesn't boot. When I turn it on it gets past the bios, but it can't find the boot record. It looks through all available hardware, but nothing. Then is says to push any key to continue, but it keeps saying it can't find the boot record. Over and over.
I have 2 SATA drive set at RAID 0. I tried using the Win XP cd rom to backdoor the operating system and get into Windows and use the system recovery to go back a week or something, but it didn't work when I got to the Recovery prompt. It was like it couldn't find the command to let me get into the c prompt part.

I don't want to reinstall windows because I have files in the hard drives I don't want to lose.

Please help me fix my computer.

Thanks
 
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Dbetbadal
Welcome to TSG!
Try this:
If you have the Winxp install disc insert it into drive. When it start select the R option. Once to recovery console type the following....
1) FIXBOOT C:
2) FIXMBR

If you are successful in rebuilding the Master Boot Record and still have problems with XP itself you can always do a repair of the installation following the instructions listed at this Website

Take care and keep us posted to your progress

Dave
 
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