XP’s rebuild command

Ever have a missing file that a fresh copy of the Windows System directory didn’t fix? And you REALLY didn’t want to re-do your whole drive? This just might be the ticket for you. Windows XP has a little known “rebuild” command:

  • Boot from your XP Setup CD and enter the Recovery Console
  • Run “Attrib -H -R -S” on the C:\Boot.ini file
  • Delete the C:\Boot.ini file
  • Run “Bootcfg /Rebuild”
  • Run Fixboot

This is the last thing you should try but if all else fails, always give this a whirl before you re-scratch.
Via InformationWeek