Posted 05 August 2007 - 04:25 PM
ok im new to this whole fourm and posting thing, and quite the lil problem, so please bare with me and my story. It would probably fit under a few catagories. lol. Ok, so here's how it all started. O-yea, i guess i should say that im running windows xp home on a hp desktop. Ok. First i noticed one day that my disk drive wasnt working, wouldnt open or close or anything, however it did have the lil power lite lit. Then i noticed that also in my computer it didnt even show that i had a E: drive at all. Also i had a few other things that had gone screwy. strange things like suddenly i couldnt defragment, it wouldnt do even analyis the drive. Windows installer quit working on me, sometimes i couldnt get into computer managment sometimes I could, and one day outta the blue my disk drive shows up and the disk drive it self open closed ran fine and then just as suddenly dissapeared again. Sooo, i was diggin around and trin to see what i could figure out and i think i might have (dont laugh to hard) changed my boot code in the config. utility menu. Now i know better than this, it was purley accidental but suddenly my pc restarted and then, of course, pc can no longer find operating system. So recovery console right, well when i went there it told me that the recovery console was either missing files,damaged, or corrupted by virus. Which really makes no difference cause my disk drive wasn't working and its not like i could have used my recovery cds anyhow. Now to my 2 quetions. #1 besides what i think i caused, what could have caused so many things to go screwy? virus i didnt catch mabe? im clueless. #2. is there a way to get to the hard drive and at least salvage some of my files? music and pics mostly. and im still not sure that the first problem with the disk drive isnt the drive it self. if soi'd just install a new one and then i could reinstall windows, but like i said, can i salvage anything, and how would i go about if i can. ok thats it, sorry for the novel, i tend to be long winded and over explain things (so my husband tells me)somtimes. I'll be grateful for any advice. THANKS!!!!