Is there a way to fix this error without formatting? I have put my xp cd in and went to system recovery. I didn't do anything besides type exit and reboot and it gets me back into windows. The error has happened 3 times so far today. I checked my boot.ini file and it shows 1 partition. I have one physical drive but 4 partitions. Windows XP Pro is the only OS installed. I have scanned my pc for viruses and for malware.