This is how it goes.
-Yesterday, I shut the computer down without any problems.
-Today, I started the computer. I have partitions for 2 different OS on my PC [Windows XP and Windows Vista.] I selected the Windows XP OS from a menu.
-CHKDSK requested permission to check a drive. I don't remember much about that, only it contained something about NTFS and D://windows XP[or something like that]
-I agreed, and went downstairs to since it was taking a long time [was at step 2 of 3 aka validating files and stuff] I tripped over a wire by accident and disconnected the power supply of the computer.
-After reattaching the wire to the wall plug, started the PC again. This time when I hit Enter on Windows XP, it showed me a blue screen for around 0.5 seconds and the computer rebooted itself. I tried safe mode and all it's variations but everything ended the same.
-I selected Windows Vista instead, it showed me the same message about CHKDSK wanting to check the drive. I let it run. It took a looooooong time for "Replacing Invalid Security id with Default Security ID for file 1-320,000+" so I went afk.
-Came back after 2 hours, Vista had finished starting up. I restarted and switched to Windows XP. This time it finally started up.
-A lot of errors popped up, including:
- Errors for many programs [RPC Server errors were the most common]. Including the darn antivirus ( microsoft security essentials ), which spat out error code 0x8007042c
when I started it manually. Unfixed yet.
- Taskbar gone. Nothing I found on the Internet worked to restore it. [This is the most annoying issue, since I have a habit of minimizing stuff I'm not using, HELP
- I can't copy and paste stuff!
-Tried System Restore but the following error message appeared: "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer and then run Sytem Restore again."
-Gave up and posted on this forum for help. It's been 3 hours and nothing I could do helped, so I guess it's time to ask for some professional advice.
Edited by frostloh, 31 May 2012 - 02:10 AM.