Cant Boot into XP after Delete OSX Partition
So I have a PC. We'll start with that
On it, I have Windows XP Professional running with the following specs
HP Pavillion Desktop
AMD Athlon X2 4400
im not sure what hard drive but its a 320 GB 7200 RPM. i think its a SATA
Over the passed few weeks i was looking into installing Leopard onto a separate partition on the same hard drive that i have. I created a 10 GB partition. Installed Leopard. Followed the guide on hackintosh tellin me to go to disk utility and whatnot. Installation successful. Rebooted the computer, loaded up OSX and i got the error "unable to boot from root" or something to that extent. I dont remmeber the exact error.
I didnt exactly have the patience at the moment to research and fix it so figured I would reinstall the OS and do it another time.
I couldnt get XP to load...It kept automatically going to OSX
My retarded mind thought, "Well, since I installed the OS on a partition separate from everything else, if i just delete the partition everything should be good!"
Popped in the Windows XP CD and went ahead and deleted the partition I had for OSX. Finished.
Now my problem is, im trying to get XP to boot, but I guess OSX messed with my boot.ini file, and it keeps saying "disk failure: insert system disk" or something like that.
I used windows xp recovery tool, and the good thing is, it IS detecting my windows XP installation. So technically, i still have a working XP installation on my computer. I just cant get the boot.ini file fixed.
WHAT DO I DO?!?!?
thanks in advance.
edit: by the way i had two partitions
1. Windows XP Professional
2. A simple storage partition with my music, pictures, media, etc.
and i made a 3rd partition on which i tried installing OSX. i didnt uninstall windows xp pro. Now im just trying to run XP pro again without having to reinstall it because i know that the installation is still on my computer.
I am having the same issue
I am having the same issue and the suggestions are not helping at all. I search the forums for over an hour looking for anything of help as it says above and I have found nothing explaining how to fix the boot file. I would really like to get past this. If anyone has found the forum post that is mentioned above please post a link.