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Error loading operating system

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ganeshkamath, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. ganeshkamath

    ganeshkamath Thread Starter

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    hi,

    while bootup my pc showing this error message
    Error loading operating system

    PC details
    Intel 82801BA, Intel i815/E/EP
    AMD Duron(tm) processor 2.8 GHz
    256 MB DDR Dynet
    40 GB Seagate




    after i restore my drive image, then this error message is showing, till then my PC is working properly.
    when i set my jumper setting to limit 32 GB then only PC bootup, but some folders are not accessable because of limiting HDD
    please help me...
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    What did you do to the drive before restoring the image? Did you delete the existing partition, format it, wipe the drive?
    Does your image include the MBR and Boot Sector, or was it just the C: Partition?

    The Error loading operating system message usually means the MBR code is unable to read the Boot Sector.

    You can boot with the XP CD, go into the Recovery Console, and run the FIXBOOT command.
    To boot into the XP Recovery Console:
    You may need to enter the BIOS and make sure the CD is set as the first boot device, or you might have a Boot Menu you can access with a key press when you start the PC. F12 is common.
    When you boot from the CD, the following is displayed:
    Press any key to boot from CD....
    Press any key so it will boot from the CD.
    Next on a black screen:
    Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration...
    Screen turns Blue, and Windows Setup is displayed at the top.
    at the bottom is displayed the following in sequence:
    Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver
    Press F2 to run Automated System Recovery (ASR)...
    Setup is loading files (file names displayed)
    Title changes to Windows XP Professional Setup

    The options to setup or repair Windows are displayed
    Choose To repair a Windows XP installation using recovery console, press R.
    You may need to choose the Windows installation if you have a dual boot system
    You will need to enter the Administrator password unless you previously disabled that requirement; if it's blank, just press enter.

    This should leave you at a C:\Windows> prompt
    Type FixBoot and press Enter
    Type Exit, and see if it now boots.
     
  3. ganeshkamath

    ganeshkamath Thread Starter

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    hi TheOutcaste
    thanx for your detail advise
    but same error message occurs
     
  4. TheOutcaste

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