I've put in the recovery CD and have gotten to the recovery console up and chose 'Fixboot'. But all I got was, 'Fix boot cannot find the system drive, or the drive specified i not valid.'
I've been looking far and wide for help while using another computer and haven't found anything that is similar to my problem. errors all abound.
Also, when I use my recovery CD to just try to reinstall windows, it leads me to a screen with this information (after telling me it failed, of course)
*** Stop : 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0xf77f8fcb, 0xf73ea7d0, 0x00000000)
*** Setupdd.sys - address f777f8fcb base at f77ce000, DateStamp 3d6dd67f
What cause this - I came home from work and turned on my computer as normal. I heard the sound of the fading in ovation, or whatever, that comes when windows is on the desktop. When I sit down to get on, the monitor was black, and not working. The light was on, but no picture. So I tried to turn it off and on again from the power button, but it was pretty much stuck at on. So, my genius decided to just turn off the power switch to the power cord and turn it back on (computer, monitor, and sound system is hooked up to this switch) and when it came back on the monitor was working, but now the problem I first stated has occured. I have no idea what happened, and I'm pretty sure it was my fault, but would be greatly appreciative to any help on what means I have to go about fixing the problem. I love my computer, even when it doesn't love me, and I want it back.
Edited by circledletters, 29 July 2006 - 08:35 AM.