Repair or recover winXP install
Posted on 2010-08-18
began an "imaging" process on a machine that had xp installed. I cancelled it almost immediatelly so the imaging itself didn't actually begin but it did something so that now the hard drive wont boot. Something with the MBR or the filesystem partition table, I don't know exactly.
Whats the best way to diagnose/repair this? If not possible to get it to boot, can I recover the data? I tried sysrescueCD and used fsarchiver probe and it said "No Filesystem Found." I also tried the windows recovery console and did fixmbr and fixboot and bootcfg /rebuild. The first command seemed to run but the second two commands failed. Chkdsk also fails.