After my system crashed, I got a message telling me that the following file was missing or corrupt and I needed to reintall it: <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
I started in the recovery console from the XP disk and it isn't acutally recognizing every command in the console (for example, c:>dir produces a message that an error occurred when ennumerating the directory. Also won't let me make a temporary directory or even see the windows directory. The manufacturer is going to replace my hard drive, but meanwhile I thought I'd try to recover my data. Will running fixmbr or fixboot, if they work, erasee my data? I do not have a partition set up on the drive.