I own an e-machines T-1120, WinXP home. I don't know what the CD Drive's model is, but at this point it shouldn't matter. It won't open so I can reinstall my OS. I have an external cd rom that I tried to use to reinstall but it gives me errors like NTLD is missing, operating system cannot be found, something about "Win32.sys"...you know, end of the world type stuff.
Look, I realize this system is outdated. The RAM is insufficient for 2014, although I don't believe this is related in any way. Plus, whenever I get into bios, it tells me the RAM is NOT corrupted. The usual reply is to go out to my back yard and shake my money tree to buy this and buy that. It's not possible. I'd apologize, but that would be stupid. I'm not sorry. I use what I have until it's impossible to use anymore. I'm broke and on top of that, cheap, so please...don't tell me to buy things. You can tell me what I might need that I don't have, which is hinting at buying new things. I'll get it. I don't need anyone to draw me a picture. Pardon that unpleasant statement or request, it's just so common and irritating because why would I post a thread on trying to recover my computer if I could just head right out and buy another one? It's just a lazy response. now then...
I'm not sure whether to make a long story short or a short story long, or if I'm even capable of doing so. but here goes nada...It started with a screen flicker. Did disk checks, found and recovered bad sectors and clusters. Despite this problems continued. So I did several more disk checks and the bad sectors and clusters grew. Went from 24kb to 54kb in a span of 2 days. Backed up the majority of my files online, and it sat online all night but as soon as I turned the browser off, I got a BSOD. This has become common in the last week, at least, and occurred sporadically over the course of the year before doing so frequently. All that was on was my desktop. Same thing happened in safe mode. After trying everything I ever read i decided to reinstall but my main internal CD Drive will not open. I know supposedly it can be forced open, but it literally feels like if i tug to hard it will simply break.
I'm trying to get it open because supposedly the reinstall disk only works with the internal CD drive. However, when I tried doing it externally, it did seem to format the drive and now the operating system cannot be found. So I can't boot into either safe mode or regular mode now.
Despite it's being outdated, I need this computer right now. Any advice will be helpful. Unless it's "buy stuff."