Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:38 PM
Ok, I ran chkdsk /r, a small black window would appear for a second then fade. I dont have XP installed on this machine. I'll tell you something strange that I've just noticed thats been hidden down on my task bar. A "Safely remove hardware" icon is present. I click on it & it shows a USB mass storage device in my F,G,H,I drives. I checked those drives & there is nothing there. I have no hardware attached to this machine. However, I did back up all info to an external hard drive right about the time all this craziness began. The icon will not go away no matter what I do.