Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:28 PM
Some time ago, at the request of my mother, I downloaded Picasa to help organise her photographs. However, almost immediately, my mouse began to behave erratically - stopping and starting at random, and when using the mouse wheel sometimes a web page would shoot straight to the top even if I was halfway through and scrolling towards the bottom. These problems only increased with time, and sometimes the mouse would stop completely and the PC would have to be rebooted. Out of frustration I uninstalled Picasa (amongst some other minor programs I'd added but had since feared were hogging the memory) in the hope that this would cure the problem.
However, when turning the PC on the next time, XP refuses to load - I can get as far as selecting my user account, but all that will happen is my wallpaper will appear with nothing else, no matter how much time I let it load for (and the HDD light ceases flickering completely). Basically - I seem to have killed my PC.
What I m concerned with now is, is there any way to reverse this? If not, then is there any way I can salvage important files from my hard-drive, possibly transferring them to a laptop?