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Which partition?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:18 pm
by ottosump
Hello group, I have an Archos A10-uk which is giving me a headache, initially the system wouldnÔÇÖt boot due to a missing DLL file, I then tried the recovering option using F9, it runs through the process, re-boot then I get the message below. I cannot boot in safe mode. I do have an original XP driver disk which I would like to install as a last resort, but IÔÇÖm not sure which partition to load the new operating system onto. Any help appreciated.
Regards Otto

Message I am getting on the screen is below: -

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please re-install a copy of the above file

After I load the XP disk the partition space info is displayed below

Existing partition & unpartitioned space

152626 MB Disk 0 Id 0 on bus 0 Atapi [MBR]

C: Partition 1 (system) [NTSF] 4618MB <501MB Free>
Unpartitioned space 46589 MB

G: Partition 2 (Inactive ( OS/2 Boot Man 4997 MB <2182 MB Free>
E: Partition 3 [Unknown] 96421 MB <96241 MB Free>

Unknown disk
( There is no disk in this drive)

Re: Which partition?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:10 pm
by ottosump
Just had a reply from archos technical support, they tell me " Your product is faulty and needs repaired" boy, them tech guys are good...