can't boot after recover



dcpiper@gmail.com
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
I got a virus/malware on my Dell D600 laptop running XP SP1 so I
decided to recover from an Acronis True Image 8 backup from 2 weeks
ago. The drive only has 1 partition, 30 gb. After successful recovery,
booting up gives me the message:

"Windows could not start because of a computer dosk hardware
configuration
problem. Could not read from selected boot disk. Check boot path and
disk
hardware."

Something I may have done incorrectly is that my Acronis backup was for
the C: partition, not C: drive. Apparently the MBR is only backed up if
I backup a drive, not a partition. And I may have wiped out the MBR by
accident when I mistakenly did a "clone" operation from the backup
image instead of "recover." So what is going on? Is it a MBR problem?
Can I do an XP install then recover the backup onto the (already
booting) disk? I don't have an XP disk because this is a work computer
and they don't give us the CD. I'll go out and get the XP disk myself
if that's going to solve my problem.

Any help is appreciated.
Andy

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
If you can borrow any WinXP or Win2KPro disk even better, you can
probably fix this from the Recovery Console.
You will be interested in the commands: FixMBR , FiXBoot and Bootcfg
/rebuild For more info on RC check here
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314058

<dcpiper@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1116040313.865589.97140@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I got a virus/malware on my Dell D600 laptop running XP SP1 so I
> decided to recover from an Acronis True Image 8 backup from 2 weeks
> ago. The drive only has 1 partition, 30 gb. After successful recovery,
> booting up gives me the message:
>
> "Windows could not start because of a computer dosk hardware
> configuration
> problem. Could not read from selected boot disk. Check boot path and
> disk
> hardware."
>
> Something I may have done incorrectly is that my Acronis backup was for
> the C: partition, not C: drive. Apparently the MBR is only backed up if
> I backup a drive, not a partition. And I may have wiped out the MBR by
> accident when I mistakenly did a "clone" operation from the backup
> image instead of "recover." So what is going on? Is it a MBR problem?
> Can I do an XP install then recover the backup onto the (already
> booting) disk? I don't have an XP disk because this is a work computer
> and they don't give us the CD. I'll go out and get the XP disk myself
> if that's going to solve my problem.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
> Andy
>

hsiacc@mail.com
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Thanks, good to know. I do have Win2KPro I'll give it a try.


can't boot after recover