I am so exhausted and devastated that I may have lost all my pictures and documents that I am just sick. Eight years of special occasion or just everyday pictures that I always meant to save elsewhere. But never did. Okay, so I got the "blue screen of death" as they say and I tried to reboot and I got the message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER. After hours of searching for it, I found and tried using my Windows XP CD. It goes thru a Windows set-up and you can see files loading in the bottom bar. Then I get the Welcome to set up screen with option to Set up XP or Recover. I choose R for recovery. Then I get a C:/> prompt with a certain list of acceptable entries with no explanation, so I tried chkdsk and I got the error message: The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
At this point, I am stuck out in wonderland here with no idea what to try next. Please help me!! I am desperate. I don't even care if I can use the system again if I can just get it working long enough to get my precious items off it. What should I do next?. It is 4am so I am going to bed now. But please leave me a list of items to check or things to do. I will be back with you after some sleep and a cry:(