the other day my computer wasn't responding at all and I forced it down, which is something I never do, but I didn't see any other option. After restarting I get an error message ntoskrnl.exe is either corrupt or missing - after googling around I found this link http://icrontic.com/...indows_xp/page2
which was fairly easy for even a newbie like me to follow, but I only got as far as BOOTCFG /REBUILD which was unsuccessful, I don't remember the exact error. I tried CHKDSK /R /F, and it's been over 15 hours and its only at 53% (after 20 minutes was at 25% and 1 hour 50%, since then it's still working but only moved to 53%), im assuming this isn't normal and there is something seriously wrong with my hd, should I allow scandisk to complete? should I force it down (there is no exit option, mid scan)? what are my options from here) and what is the probability of my data being salvageable (100 gb hd, about 90% full)?
thanks in advance for any responses, any help would be appreciated.
p.s. I have a 160 gb seagate passport, 2.5 form factor, is there anyway I could pry it open and use it to connect my laptop hd to another pc, and/or use the seagate in my laptop?