I have a laptop installation of XP whose partition was deleted. I was able to restore the partition but when I boot the OS I just end up with a blinking cursor. If I put this drive in a desktop system it will boot fine (aside from the hardware differences) and I can login and see the OS and files I almost lost. Now I just need to get it booting on the laptop again. I have tried XP recovery: chkdsk /p fixmbr fixboot with no luck. I am currently following a possible lead. This is an IBM laptop and I think during my partition troubles I ended up loosing the ibm specific partition that is needed to boot the OS....I have no idea how but I have to try to get that back, any ideas?