Client installed Win XP on a new computer, to find that it installed to H drive letter. Client went online to work out a way of fixing this, and found http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=223188
and followed the prompts to change the system drive back to C:/.
Once they did this, they found that on login to the system, either via safe mode or via normal boot, the system gave a loop between "saving your settings" and "logging on".
A little research showed me that this was due to his change of the drive letters, and I have tried and tried to work out a way of either remotely changing the registry back, or fixing the registry external to windows to allow normal boot. So far, nothing much has turned up.
I'm aware of Norton Partition Magic being able to change system drive letters quite easily, and scanning for references to the drive and changing them all. However, I cannot find a bootable version or whatever.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
So far, i cannot boot into windows at all, and there is no system restore point or registry backup. Client doesn't want to have to reinstall windows, since they have a large array of programs.