I agree. Now, you can at least boot to Windows, so you can easily back up your data.
Before reinstalling Windows, I'd...
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD, and make the CD bootable.
NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
Man - call me pig-stupid and put some lipstick on me, but how can i determine which southeast asian country made me my happy hard-drive for my HP computer?
Edited by free32, 22 June 2009 - 09:20 PM.