Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:14 AM
A few questions, what version of Windows are you using, including Home, Pro, Media Center, and does that match the disk that you have inserted. If it is not showing up "Do you want to repair this version of Windows?", then either you have a cd in that doesn't match the OS that is installed or, what seems more likely since it is saying only 7gigs is being used, is that there is a hard drive problem. I would suggest booting to the CD and on the first screen press R for repair. It will take you to a command promt, in you select the C:\Windows, put in ur admin password if there is one, then, making sure that you are on C:\, type in "chkdsk /r" without the qoutes. This will take anywhere from half an hour to a few hours, but I have a feeling that that will do it. If this doesn't do it then it could be that your hard drive is simply bad or faulty and there might not be much you can do except hook it up to another PC and try to do a data recovery. Let me know how it goes.