I have a laptop that will not boot it starts to and attempte to get to the login screen and a very quick error message pops up all I can see is system file error and then it's gone. I removed the hard drive and attached it to a desktop as a slave and performed a virus scan on it.numerous viruses where detected and removed. I then ran disk management on the drive in question. error checking found errors and fix them all. I installed it back on the laptop and I still have the no boot problem. I then decided to do a windows repair with a authentic win xp pro disk, but everytime I get to the install or repair part of the process it tells me no hard disks where found.
I can see it on the desktop slave setup and I can actully open files and explore the disk. Is there a way to run the system restore feature in the slave enviroment.
I should also mention that I have not been able to start up the laptop in safe mode either.