I've done the Windows XP repair attempt with chkdsk /r through the Recovery Console. When I select "R", it tells me there is no hard drive. No repair attempts for me.
My big question is can I repair my hard drive to get to data? I've done backup for files that are priority, but I am sentimental about some other files on it.
I have a Dell Latitude D600, 60G Harddrive (apparently failing), 1.8G Processing speed. Dell Tech Support advised me that my hard drive is slowing dying.
For some strange reason, WinXP let me boot yesterday, and instead of trying to throw files off of it, I wanted to tempt fate and reboot. Unmountable_boot_volume.
Am I doomed?
btw, Dell is sending me a new hard drive and I'm going to have to send mine back within the week. I'm hoping that I can salvage what I can before it gets sent back home.