I have an XP Home machine that came in with a STOP error on reboot with Registry problems. In searching the net for the specific stop error, I came across this thread http://www.winforums.com/showthread.php?t=9508
. On page two, Leviathan advised the following procedure for fixing the error:
"First boot to a dos prompt and run debug in the following way, just type it exactly everything should appear as I put it here:
debug (hit enter, you will only see a dash as a prompt, everything else goes caps, bolded text is what you need to type, remember to hit enter at the end of each line)
-F 200 L1000 0
xxxx:0100 MOV AX,301
xxxx:0103 MOV BX,200
xxxx:0106 MOV CX,1
xxxx:0109 MOV DX,80
Type 80 for the Main hard drive - HD 0, or type 81 for the Second hard drive - HD 1.
xxxx:010C INT 13
xxxx:010E INT 20
xxxx:0110 (Leave this line blank and press the <Enter> key)
After this just restart the machine and start the install process"
I followed the procedure to the letter, and when I booted to the XP install CD, instead of being able to "Repair" Windows, the drive came up as unpartitioned space. I took the drive out of that machine and put it in my diagnostics machine, with the same results. It appears to be an empty drive. I need to get acces back to the data that is on the drive. I have not used any utilities on the drive. I think I need to simply reverse the debugging procedure, but I don't know where to start.