New Dell workstation (Windows 7 downgraded to XP) giving a File:\Boot\BCD error

This system is running XP - it was purchased as "Windows 7 downgraded to XP Professional" which is a common Dell option for business systems.  This means it comes running XP out of the box.  One system is giving us a File:\Boot\BCD, Status: 0xc000000f error when booting.  Is there a quick fix for this?  We spent time building the machine and don't want to restore it to default (or send it back) if we can avoid it.  
james_axtonAsked:
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ShadowBlade72Commented:
If you purchased several of the same PC's you could always just clean the disk from one of the other ones. It would probably be the quickest solution.

Also if you can get into a recovery prompt, you can try a fixmbr. I believe that the BCD is a corrupted master boot record.
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ShadowBlade72Commented:
I had a typo in my previous comment. I meant to say clone not clean.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
The file \Boot\BCD that is being talked about in the error message is the Boot Configuration Data used by a Vista boot.  It seems that the downgrade from Vista to XP didn't fully work.  You could try getting into the Recovery Console of XP by booting to an XP installation CD and then running the command FIXBOOT.  See this MS knowledge base article about using the XP Recovery Console:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314058
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
This was the result, we have learned, of a mistake one of us made - the c:\Boot directory that ships as a factory directory (and is part of the "Windows 7 downgraded to XP Professional" installation) was accidentally moved.  Once we put that directory back on the root the system booted.  Thanks to everyone for the quick responses.  I'm going to increase and split the points.
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