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Problem booting XP

Hello all,
Last night I deleted my Solaris partition and tried to load my remaining XP. I got "no operating system found" message.
I tried fixmbr with no arguments but it did nothing. I then tried to run fixmbr with argument multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) as the default was with partition(0) which was my solaris partition I guess.
After that I rebooted and got the same message. When trying to enter the recovery console I can't see my windows in the OS list and I only get c:> prompt.
Running dir returns "An error occurred during directory enumeration.
Running chkdsk returns "The volume appear to contain one or more unrecoverable problems".
What can I do now?
p.s I'm running my system on an HP laptop with one physical drive

Thanks a lot.

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The simple solution.

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Back to the very start with the recovery CD's/DVD that came with the laptop or that you made when invited when using the first time. Or, it being an HP, via F11 from the recovery partition (if it's still there).

Kees

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Some clarifications:

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My OS menu before deletion was Grub. I first installed XP and then Solaris. I deleted the Solaris partition using the XP bootable CD because Solaris stopped working (even its liveCD stuck when loading windowing system).
After the Solaris removal I tried to recover XP with fixmbr. Before running it I could see my XP partition in the recovery console (also could see WINDOWS directory and all my directories. I received Access Denied when trying to enter other directories), and in the XP installation program. After running fixmbr on the XP partition I cannot see it in the recovery console (as I mentioned earlier) and from XP installation program I can see:
C: Partition1 [Unknown] 18999 MB < 18998 MB free >
That is also what map command returns from the recovery console (I can see C: with \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1 in the same line).
The only commands I ran is fixmbr (did nothing), fixboot and "fixmbr \Device\Harddisl0\Partition1" (one of the last two cause my files to disappear).
Thanks

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Could be a hard failure.

In reply to: Some clarifications:

While I've been known to use KILLDISK be sure you understand what this and DBAN does. Now that the hard disk is truly blank we use the restore dvd/cd. We never partition or format ahead of time since the Windows installer is rather dumb and will be confused.
Bob

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This is a good download for xp

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