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"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR
"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"
Corrupt boot sector
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector
"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted
Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI
"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Corrupt/missing system hive
1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."
Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI
Check the boot volume is accessible
Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows
System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64
Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume
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Nov 11, 2013 | ErrorExpert
Jun 10, 2012 | Gateway CX200X Tablet PC
WHAT CAN CAUSE PC RESTORE TO FAIL?
If the hidden DSR (Dell System Restore) partition is removed
If the MBR (Master Boot Record) is modified in any way (such as if you load the Vista Upgrade over XP)
If you change the MBR but the pointers to the DSR partition are left, the DSR will boot, detect that the MBR has changes, and flash a screen that informs you that the MBR has changed and that image restore will not run
If you create additional partitions, changing the MBR, Dell PC Restore will be disabled to prevent it from overwriting these partitions that may contain critical data during a restore operation
If you add a second SATA drive and migrate to a RAID array using the Intel applications accelerator in windows, running PC Restore will put the image back on C:\, but the system will not boot since the boot sector is looking for the ATA driver (factory image) and the bios is looking for the RAID driver (migrated configuration)
If any of these occur, you cannot set the system back to Factory condition. You must manually load the operating system, drivers, and all application software.
Mar 27, 2012 | Dell XPS 410 PC Desktop
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