Getting bootable Windows system back on drive CLocked
IE 7 update crashed PC into endless reboot.
Couldn’t get into Safe Mode, so checked Bios, recovery, chkdsk, sysboot, bootfix etc. It said it was all fine. I only have the XP Pro sp 1 Install CD, not sp 2, so when I tried to repair,it didn’t work, and when tried to reinstall, it MOVED my entire file system onto my 2nd drive, D, and put Windows on C! My previous installation, which was upgraded to SP2, and wouldn’t boot, is now a “page file”. There is very little I can do now but get online. Nothing will download, not on any site.
How can I get everything on D, back on c?? Try Re-installing with the WinXP sp 1 disk again and go into Repair “D”? I can move the files on D, I have most everything backed up, but I can’t open any program on D, where my OS still sits, unusable. Can’t use System Restore because my PC thinks it’s new now on C, and thinks there is no restore points. I have looked at restore files on D, but hesitant to try manual fix that way in this condition. Should I try copying the 3 files boot.ini, NTLDR and netdetect? I found THREE NTLDR files on D! (2 were service pack upgrades). When I tried Repair before it “couldn’t find” my NFLDR file.
PC: Windows XP Pro SP2 (on D, SP 1 on C now) No computer maker but myself and an online place I get the barebones.
AMD 64 X 2, dual-core 4400 2.2 ghz, 2gb ram, nvidia 8800GT vid card, 3 hard drives, one external backup, 2 installed, c master, d slave, no floppy drive, 2 DVD-RW drives. ASUS mobo A8 SLI.
Any suggestions? I’ve never had a problem before with updates.
Ps. Did viral, malware and spyware scans before this happened and they were clear. Always do regular sys maintanence. Have AVG, Spybot, and Ad-Aware, use firewall.