I am currently having probelms with an old Dell Latitude D610 (My sisters old computer) running Windows XP. I purely want to use this as a computer to run iTunes on in order to keep my iPhone updated as my other laptop is a works machine and I am unable to have iTunes installed on.
Anyway, after updating it to the latest iTunes last night and dwonloading the new software update for my phone i proceeded to run the update this morning. This started fine until it was noted that there wasn't enough disc space on the computer in order to carry out this opperation.
So i could continue with updating my phone i decided to free up some space on the hard drive I first used the disk cleanup utility and then the add/remove programs wizard to remove a selection of unwanted software.
After removing all the unwanted software (mostly drivers and programs for an old phone and TomTom) I proceeded to restart the computer as normal.
On start up i recieved the error message:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Ok, i thought, there must be a way to get round this. after trawlling the internet to find out what i needed to do to get over this initiall hick-up i discovered that I will need a Windows XP CD to start the recovery console. I didnt have a disk available so created a new one on my other laptop and used this on the machine i was experiencing problems with.
The setup started as expected and I hit 'R' in order to repair the Windows XP installation using the recovery console.
I followed the steps as detailled here:
"Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you start your computer
but when it came to typing bootcfg/list I was told that this command is not reconised. This has happened with every /cmd. When i inserted simply bootcfg as expected it gave me a list of bootcfg/ commands but when tried no onf these commands work.
After failing this I attempted to completely re-install windows XP onto the machine and just start over but when reaching the setup screen and hitting 'enter' to start the set up i get:
"Setup cannot find End User Licensing Agreement"
This is the point where I'm stuck and really don't know where to go next. someone please help as i'm just