I was shutting down my laptop yesterday afternoon and as it was going down a pop-up appeared that windows was going to apply some updates. OK, no problem. This morning the PC will not start as it keeps cycling through the boot-up, reboot sequence. It will not load last configuration, or go into safe mode. I stuck a dos diskette in to get a prompt and went into FDISK and looked at the partition information and for the main (and only) partition it says, "HPFS". Never having seen that one before, I looked to Microsoft and found the following article about HPFS:
down in the article I found the following:
Disadvantages of HPFS
Because of the overhead involved in HPFS, it is not a very efficient choice for a volume of under approximately 200 MB. In addition, with volumes larger than about 400 MB, there will be some performance degradation. You cannot set security on HPFS under Windows NT.
HPFS is only supported under Windows NT versions 3.1, 3.5, and 3.51. Windows NT 4.0 cannot access HPFS partitions.
This is an XP PC. Does anyone know if this is supposed to be, or is there something weird going on, or am I misreading the Fdisk?
The laptop is a Toshiba Sattelite A40.