Laptop Booting problem - Please help

By PaulaA
Sep 13, 2006
  1. Have a laptop (Parkard Bell Igo) running windows XP sp2.

    when switching on the laptop i receive the following error message on a black screen and cannot get passed it.

    Error accessing Boot Sector File

    Please could someone advise me what i need to do to get it working again?
  2. lowrent1.1

    lowrent1.1 TS Rookie

    partition is messedup reload your os that will fix it
  3. PaulaA

    PaulaA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    got the os cd and running it - got to the point where it lists the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on the laptop, it displays following

    28616 MB disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi (mbr)

    e: PArtition 1 (inactive (OS/2 Boot man 2000mb( 868 mb free

    c: Partition 2 (HDD) (NTFS) 26616mb ( 7681 mb free

    which one do i select to set up windows xp onto? i am choosing to install sp1 not sp2 as i do not want to use sp2 - just in case that makes any difference as to which one is selected. Also ... do i need to delete any of the partitions?


  4. travler2160

    travler2160 TS Rookie

    no boot

    get a boot disk from and try changing your boot.ini file. should say someting like this :default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    If this don't boot it use the boot disk to run fdisk on it and remove :
    PArtition 1 (inactive (OS/2 Boot man 2000mb( 868 mb free
    then make :c: Partition 2 (HDD) (NTFS) 26616mb ( 7681 mb free, avtive
    should work if your mbr not scrambled. if it is you will have to remove all the partions and reload os. good luck and have fun with it.
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