EDIT: THE PROBLEM IS NOW SOLVED CHECK THE MY THIRD POST BELOW FOR WHAT I DID, IF YOU ENCOUNTERED THE SAME PROBLEMS. THANK YOU
The symptoms started yesterday. I can't print from my printer, it displays itself as offline. What I did was to download a driver online from Epson website, and then installed it. When I tried printing it encountered an error. I've tried to restart the computer, hoping that it would finally solve the problem. My Toshiba Satellite laptop was stuck in the Preparing Automatic Repair Loop, after which it displays that it can't diagnose the PC. I've tried entering to Safe Mode (which didn't work since I can't get Windows to load) and doing System Restore (which did nothing).
My attempt shifted to trying to retrieve the files I have in my hard drive before reseting the installation. Right now I'm using Linux MInt Live Boot, but I can't access the root folder from Linux Mint.
What are the chances my files are doomed? There are still other options I haven't tried, including disabling the antivirus software.
(My hard disk has ~500GB and 100GB is the free space; I have huge amounts of files there that I want recovered)
I thank you in advance :D
Edited by gaiusmarchaave, 23 July 2015 - 10:33 PM.