Well, now all of a sudden my pc starts to go really bad, explorer itself fails completely and I decided to turn my pc off to stop any furthur damage.. oh.. big mistake.
NOW it wont actually boot. It would get to the load screen (i'm running windows 2000) and start loading, get to the "loading network settings" or whatever and just hang, the little animation would keep on shifting side to side but pc was doing nothing.
Under my father's instruction I put the windows cd in the drive and loaded up recovery. Because I don't have an emergancy boot disk (I don't know why) I had to load up the console.
Ran chkdsk to get the message "volume contains one or more unrecoverable problems"
great, so I tried chkdsk /p to the same avail and then told it to fixboot c:/ just to see if that would make a difference.
Well, it did something as my new error is "NLTDR is missing, press any key to reboot"
So, anyone got any suggestions? I'm convinved this isn't a harddrive problem but rather a software problem related to these damned viruses that seem to have riddled my poor pc. Honestly, as soon as the firewall goes down they just appear, it's infuriating.
I'd rather NOT have to reinstall windows completely as while most of my important documents are backed up online my most recent stuff isn't and i'd rather not lose it all.
Anyone got any reccomendations or suggestions on what I can do to either fix the problem or at the very least access my files and back them up so I can blow the brains out of my pc for what feels like the hundreth time?
Microsoft's info seemed to suggest that running fixmbr would only help if there wasn't still a virus lurking so apparently I have to get rid of the virus first.. but how the [bleep] can I do that if I can't even load windows?!
Anyway, please help!
my pc doesn't have a floppy drive (my father built it, I asked him to put a flopy drive in and he ignored me, asked again and he said "oh it wont need one blah blah blah"... hah.. yeah, right.)