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hp mini - windows failed to start - windows boot manager

I tried to restore my mini after internet explorer quit working. Now all i get is windows boot manager asking to choose an operating system. XP or Roxio BackOnTrack. Both selections give me a boot selection failed  because a required device is inaccessible.  What can I do?

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Re: hp mini - windows failed to start - windows boot manager

You may need to re-install the OS, sounds like the recovery partition is shot.  You could slave the hard drive to another computer to back up the data before reinstalling the OS.

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    Re: hp mini - windows failed to start - windows boot manager

    I made a flash drive bootable and copied XP to it.  I can boot up from the usb drive and get windows running ok.

    Now if I boot from the hard drive I get the same boot manager page

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    Re: hp mini - windows failed to start - windows boot manager

    Yes, it sounds like you'll need to re-install the OS on the hard drive.  But if you have a bootable USB drive you could try running a checkdisk or System File Check to see what it may find if anything.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/system_file_checker.m...

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