Does this mean my HDD has finally gone 'belly up'? It's 7 yrs / 5 mos old (original HDD on my DELL Dimension 4300 - Win XP Home, SP2). Happened very suddenly ... booted OK this AM then this error in the PM.
Might have contributed to the problem when I tried to install Paint.net but didn't realize it was already installed. Canceled the install but not sure it didn't mess up the registry.
Then to make matters worse, Firefox 3 had an update but wouldn't complete because Firefox Preloader was in memory and FF didn't like 2 FF's running. Shut down Preloader, saved registry with ERUNT, scanned/fixed issues with CCleaner and when tried to reboot, got the error.
Is there any way around this? Will a new HDD really solve the problem?
(Fortunately my wife just got a laptop, so am using that to send this.)