To recreate the SRP:
- Boot from a WinRE environment (Windows Install Disk would also work), either press combo keys SHIFT+F10 or navigate through the various menus to get to a Command Prompt option. Open a DOS Command Prompt.
- Run DiskPart
- At the DiskPart prompt type:
Note that the SRP partition has actually been created but it is reported as unformatted.
- Make note of the drive letter for:
- the SRP (which is shown as a raw partition)
- the system volume (contains the Windows OS)
- the CD you have used to boot.
Note: For the following we assume that the SRP is shown as C:, the System Volume as F: and the CD Drive as G:
- Identify the disk containing the SRP & the OS and guiding yourself by the size of the drives. We assume that it is disk 0.
select disk 0
- List the disk's partition running
- Identify the number of the SRP partition (it should be 1) and select it running
select partition 1
- Format the SRP running
format fs=NTFS label=”SRP”
- Set the SRP Partition as active running
(Note that it is marked with an * now, when running list partition)
- Exit DiskPart typing exit and hit enter
- Change the focus from X: (the default) on the SRP partition (c:) by running:
- Create a folder called Boot running:
- Copy the content of the boot folder on the system partition (F:) to the new folder:
xcopy f:\windows\system32\boot c:\boot /e /h
- Copy the bootmgr from the root of the CD (g:\)
- Run the following commands
- Bootrec /Fixmbr
- Bootrec /Fixboot
- Bootrec /rebuildBCD
When it asks to add installation to boot, print Y and hit Enter.
- Close the Command Prompt and reboot the machine, it should boot all the way now.
Alternatively, you can try the following after step 16:
- Change the focus back to drive X: and change the location to x:\sources\recovery (Note: This can only be performed if booted up from the windows CD/iso)
Note: In some rare instances you need to redo the boot sector.