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You have to use a program which converts the .iso to a finished disk. You can't just unzip the .iso and burn the contents to a disk it will not be bootable. There were instructions. Find the .iso right click on it. Have a blank DVD/CD in the drive...select burn disc image and follow the prompts to make the .iso into a finished useable disk. 

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No I knew that and was using your suggesgted program.  Problem was my security would not allow burn.  So disk was empty.
Burn now complete and FRED coughed up Hirens


Selected the Mini WinXP


Now showing
Hiren's BootCD 15.2  GRUB44DOS0.4.5c20121002 638K/1021M

[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first wor, TAB lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.  ESC at any time exits.]

grub>

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First message when started up FRED with disk:

 

Enabling Mini Windows Xp

(cd)

Will boot NTLDR from drive=0x9f, partition=0xff(hidden sectors=0x0)

 

Let it sit and then the message above is now displayed.

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It is not finding the boot file for XP. OK you can try some of the other tools in Hirens until you get to one that will let you run chkdsk on the hard drive. 

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Can not find a tool that will get me to c:
One tool (Seagate) however does show me that everything is there, files, programs, drives
Not familiar enough to do anything from here as it appears it is just a backup tool.

Wondering if there is a specific XP file on the windows disk I have that I could copy .... not that I am able to read the disk on the hurt machine.

 

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The hard drive may not be mounted as C:\

 

What apps have you tried? 

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It is C: and confirmed when I tried Seagate, the tool that showed me everything is there.  

Just can not get to it.   Still wants to boot to c:/windows and the c:/windows system files are what have been moved and probably in a hidden file that I can not access, or find.
Why you can not boot directly to root and bypass windows is a pain!   Should be a key combo that you can do to just startup at c:

Tried all the other tools on there that I was comfortable with as the directories etc are all there and I do not want to wipe it if at all possible.
Just not seeing SATA and so have to get help on that.

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Blessed we are with new technologies, LOL    Give me good ole DOS any day

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