Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:47 PM
i didn't really know how to title this post! lol!
I'm worried that my questions will sound ridiculous, since I have limited computer knowledge, so please bear with me!
I have a dell dimension 8400 with xp professional
Today,I tried to boot up the computer and got an error that said *unmountable_boot_volume
I tried pushing f-12 and running a hard drive diagnostic, but it failed
(it said fail-return code 7)
I tried clicking the one that said "boot to utility partition, but it said "missing loader"
I lost the windows xp professional disc that came with the computer (this is an old comp) but I did find a windows xp home edition disc that we bought a long time ago for another computer (that comp is no longer working), so I tried booting from that diskand ended up installing it over top of the xp professional.
It worked...I can see my old files on the c drive under program files, but I can't access them.
Is there any way to access them or even delete them so I can reinstall what I want/need? I tried using the add/remove programs, but none of the old files show up on it.
I realize I probably need a new hard drive , but until I can I'm hoping to access some of my files and programs on this one.