OK, so I've been snooping these forums for an hour+1/2 now and tried a few different methods. Nothing is working. I've rebooted from the xp disc, it's not giving me a repair option for the partition, only asking if I want to install windows on that partition (if I choose Yes, it says only one copy of windows per partition etc. which I think is odd that it is recognised but not showing up in the list).
I've also gone to recovery console and done a CHKDSK /p which came up with 'CHKDSK found one or more errors on the volume. Not sure if that is relevant.
I'd really like to save the data on there if possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also, when this all started, I was about 90% through a Norton scan, not sure if that means anything. The reason I ran the scan was I think I downloaded a dodgy file as norton blocked/quarantined it.
Edit: I should add, when I access Safe Mode, I get exactly the same thing, stuck on welcome screen and even Administrator is logged out immediately. So any fixes I'm thinking would have to be done pre-welcome screen. Thanks
Edited by dodgy-dave, 08 February 2010 - 05:57 AM.