After weeks of work I finally got my PC to accept the new 8800GT video card from nVidia. And THEN I made the mistake of attempting to do a copy of the C drive to my D drive using a new software package I bought on line (which was highly regarded by a PC software ratings company).
I went to bed with it running. When I woke up my PC wouldn't boot up. The recovery CD I made with this software wouldn't work either.
So I did an XP repair. Now I have a PC which takes 10 minutes to boot up and minutes to respond to a mouse click. The only thing that does work is my Netscape browser, which is how I'm writing this message.
Apps either don't work or do so VERY slowly. My D drive cannot be read (I/O device error). Also, I couldn't install sp2 - it erred.
The good news is that my data is intact (I think). But the system won't let me into Device Manager or even Add/Remove programs. My video drivers are default, my icons are there but on a blue screen.
To make matters worse, I run my business off of this PC so I need a solution ASAP.
I've tried a DOS prompt attempt at restore but it only takes me to yesterday, when this disaster struck.
Outside of buying a new HD and starting over (using my current C as a data source), is there any hope?
Edited by Bullwinkle88, 02 May 2008 - 09:47 AM.