A friend recieved this message so we put an XP CD in rebooted and went to the recovery console typed chkdsk /p and pressed enter. Got the message "may have one or more unrecoverable disk errors" So I typed fixboot and got the message "no drive" or similar (memory's getting old)
That didn't work. Had a thought though, that while going into recovery console it asks if a third party scsi driver is necessary which it probably is and they don't have the disk. So I'm trying to find something online
Sorry about the delay in getting back about this but been out and about for a couple of days.
I found a driver disc for the via sata controller. Ran recovery console, did chkdsk /p which returned the message "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems."
So I typed in "fixboot" adn got the following messages.
"The target partition is The file system on the startup partition is unknown. Fixboot is attempting to detect the file system type. Boot sector is corrupt Fixboootis checking the file system type Partition is using the FAT file system Fixboot is writing a new boot sector bootsector cannot be fixed"
If it's a Fat32 Drive, Easy. Download Win98se Boot disc click here Put a clean floppy in drive then double click on the file you downloaded, it will make the disc. Start the faulty computer with the 98 boot disc at A:\> you have to wait till it gets there. Type
FDISK /MBR press enter you will not see anything happen. remove floppy then try restart of computer