Then I don't need the XP CD at all. All the bootable XP CD's (some hundreds over the years) can create a new boot.ini.
See the bootcfg rebuild at about the one minute mark at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXm2Top8JQ
NO! You would not "repair" this OS. You could boot to the console using any number of bootable XP's (I suggest one with SP2 or later) and you're good to go with one command.
This has probably been talked about but I need a specific answer.
Managed to delete part of the boot.ini file and now windows won't boot. I need to do a system repair using the XP installation disk. Person who owns the computer does not have the disk nor product key.
Can I buy a new installation disk for XP professional, will it work for just a system repair. Not a reinstall.
I know all I need to do is a repair from the installation disk so I need to know if buying a new disk with new product key would work.
Although may I also ask if I need a product key for repair, many people say I do, many say I don't, does anyone actually know?
Thanks in advance.