Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:24 PM
So I accidentally kicked my power strip, resulting in my computer shutting down in the most violent manner possible. Now, when I try to boot normally, it shows the loading windows screen for around the usual length of time, then the screen goes black and nothing happens. "Last known good configuration" -> same thing. When I try to boot in safe mode, it loads files for a while, then gets stuck and nothing happens.
I tried booting the recovery console using a windows installer CD, and using checkdisk, but it says, "The specified drive is not valid, or there is no disk in the drive". (This is despite the drive being at least sort-of bootable, since it starts booting but hangs.) I also tried resetting the BIOS to factory specifications, since something I read in Google recommended that. No change.
Any help please?