boot.ini missing or corrupt - possibly more serious problem?

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Hello
I have gone through these recovery steps to rebuild my boot file for XP professional ...

"Reboot the computer with the CD and press any key when prompted to press any key to boot from the CD.
Once in the Microsoft Setup menu press R to open the recovery console.
Select the operating system you wish to use; if you only have Windows XP on the computer you will only have one prompt.
Once prompted for the password enter the Admin password and press enter.
Once at the command prompt type 'bootcfg /rebuild' to start the rebuild process. "

Once I enter the rebuild command I receive an error that says

"Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations.
This error may be cause by a corrupt file system, which would prevent bootcfg from successfully scanning.Use chkdsk to detect disk errors"

Well, chkdsk did not find any errors on the drive. Does anyone know if there's any hope of recovery for me??
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Did you try F8 last known good config?
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riley wrote:
"Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations.
This error may be cause by a corrupt file system, which would prevent bootcfg from successfully scanning.Use chkdsk to detect disk errors"

That message sounds like bad news. Did you try using the DIR command to view the files on your drive? Is everything intact?
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try
fixmbr

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/docu ... x?mfr=true

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