the message apears on the attempt to boot . i have tried repair console with no sucess . i tried to rewrite the mbr once again with no success.
the error occured after my wife installed of all things dosbox . she also installed a csi game with quicktime . those were the last 2 actions undertaken .
i managed to recover and boot her old windows xp pro installation on a seperate disk and then tried to see if i could access any data on the other 4 hdd . very little data is recoverable at this time . my question now is will deleting and rewriting the boot.ini files help with the process as it worked wonders to recover the win xp system .