Eventually, I somehow get a screen that says "There was a problem with Windows, blah blah blah, put in your Windows disk and run a repair installation." I never got a repair option, I kept clicking ahead thinking I would get to it, next thing I know I'm apparently reinstalling Vista. Runs through the install, comp reboots, goes right back to the "Disk Access Error."
Safe Mode, Last Good Configuration, nothing seems to work. I'd like to get this up and running gain, since I use it for my job (and have a lot of work to get done). I also have some files on the hard disk I need to not lose, if possible (please let it be possible).
It's a Vista 64 system, 4 gigs of RAM, 250 gig drive, can't remember exact processor speed off the top of my head.
[Update - another try at Safe Mode, it loaded a bunch of .sys files, then hung]
[Update again - sometimes, it loads the .sys files, gets to a blank screen with a functional mouse, then reboots itself]
Edited by zeppelined, 02 April 2009 - 02:24 PM.