I am stuck in a Reboot loop and I need some help if someone can. I have as much info as I could get based on my reading so here goes nothing!
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service pack 3
Installed on C:
partitioned for the HP_recovery (G: Drive)
---I have tried to repair using the HP disc with the operating system on it, the only option that it will give me is to format which I have not done.
---I also have a hard drive enclosure which I have placed the HDD in and tried to access from two other computers. It shows F:local disk and G:HP_recovery. I tried accessing the F: local disk and it give the following message--- F: is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
Next stop - Recovery console.
---This is what confuses me. As said earlier, my operating system is on C drive. When asking me what drive I wanted to run Recovery Console on, I was given these two options:
Hard drive tests ok as tested by the short and long test in the BIOS
---I have ran CHKDSK /p and /r (on the F: drive several times(never found any problems so it never claimed to repair anything) I ran it on the D:\ MiniNT and it found errors and fixed them.
---Tried FIXMBR (re-wrote successfully)
---I have not tried FIXBOOT because I haven't had enough time to read to make sure there aren't any harm that can be done, (plus I don't know which drive to tell it, Please see above under the part where I started writing about RC)
---I got the blue screen of death while in the reboot cycle and here is what it said when I finally got it to stop rebooting automatically
STOP: 0X00000024 (0x00190203, 0x8734DEF0, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000)
Is it possible to make an image of the hard drive with a program and possibly use something called Ghost Explorer? I don't have a problem with formatting and re-installing, as long as I can retrieve my pictures and files. That is my main concern. If someone can help me do that, I am willing to just format and start over.
I've searched and found nothing. I have really really tried dearching for hours before coming here and literally begging for you guys and gals help. If someone finds something I didn't, I appologize, but I have searched to the point where i don't know what to do next. Any advice that you can provide would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. I am truly a believer in backing up now...little late for that huh?
Edited by h-owens, 05 May 2009 - 01:56 PM.