From: Computerpilot on 11/10/2002
Sorry I did not respond right away.
Once you get into the recovery console, type help to get a list of commands and syntax.
Quite frankly, I can't remember how I did it a while back in Windows XP. I know that there is a way. However, I guess I would try to repair the MBR option in the recovery console to see if that fixes your problem.
Otherwise, you can try to reinstall Windows XP over the old install and this will keep all your files.