Try running the chkdsk program. It runs from the command line, but will require a reboot in order to complet the routine.
To run chkdsk you need to do the following:
Start >> Run >> cmd.exe >> Press [Enter]
Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> Command Prompt
When the command prompt window opens, type the following:
And then press [Enter]
It will give some coding syntax returned and ask if you want to run chkdsk at next boot. Type 'yes' or 'y' whichever answer will indicate that "yes you want to run chkdsk at next boot".
You can get more information about the chkdsk command by typing the following:
If you cannot boot Windows and get to your desktop environment to run go through the Start -> All Programs menu, boot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. You may need to log in as the local administrator account on your machine to access the C:\ drive from the command prompt. If you haven't changed any of the default settings, the administrator password should be blank by default.
The check disk command routine will run a series of five tests, locate any abandoned or rogue files or sectors and attempt to repair them. You do not need the bootdisk to run the command and it usually fixes things up for you without having to go through an entire restore. It will troll the i386 folder to try and repair any damaged or lost files in your Windows installation.
See if that helps out.
Best of luck and happy hacking!
Edited by Cyb3r_Ninj@, 21 November 2007 - 01:15 AM.