Amilo D1845 (bought sept. 2004; XP home SP2, win-updated regularly; sabotaged just recently):
Accidently removed Ntldr from my root directory. To fix, I booted from the recovery CD. During this booting process, a lot of files were automatically copied to the HD - before any menu appeared. After the copying process had halted, I used alternative E from the menu (= fix existing installation), and copied ntldr (from D:i386) to root (c:).
Problem 'fixed'. Now able to boot from HD normally. But: Quite many functions have disappeared or are not functioning properly, especially network connection(s) and Office programs (Word, Excel, P-point). Also: Unable to reinstall certain programs, because I receive the message that ikernel.exe does not work (possible solution to that problem here, though: http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=Q108247
I suspect this occurs because many (if not all) of the files automatically copied from the CD are SP1-files, and they are not newer than 2004. Thus, my newer (win-updated) files on the HD are overwritten, and therefore my system is hampered.
Which files are automatically copied from the recovery CD, and where are they copied to?
If I can get hold of this file list (and the new/updated files), I hopefully can recover the PC to its recent state.