Originally I did a fast repair and noted that there were issues copying NTLDR, NTDETECT.COM and other root files. Since the only option was to ignore or quit the installation, I continued, figuring that these files were safe and not needing to be updated anyway.
After the repair was complete, during reboot, it told me that NTLDR could not be found. I entered the Recovery Console expecting to simply copy the files from my CD to C:, but I continually received the "ACCESS DENIED" error.
Something is locking up my drive at the basest level. At the command prompt in RC, I can't even get read access to certain directories, let alone write access. I'm completely stumped, and can't seem to find a way around this lockout. I really do not want to reformat, so if you could please recommend a solution, I'll be extremely surprised and pleased.
P.S. The drives are striped RAID 0.
This was first published in September 2002