My Windows XP computer is stuck in an endless reboot.
I tried going into safe mode and it did the same thing. I then ran Seagate For Dos (it's a Seagate drive), IBM Hitachi Drive fitness test (from Hiren boot cd), and both came back with no problems.
I have some really important documents on there so the next thing I tried was to use Ubuntu Bootable cd to try to access the drive and save the documents.
when I did this, I received the following error message:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: Inode is corrupt(0):Input/output error
Failed to open $MFT/$BITMAP: Input/output error
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or its a SoftRaid/FakeRaid hardware. In the first case
run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the
device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate and mount a different device....rest not applicable.
From the error message, I tried running CIA CheckDisk 2.2/NTFS4DOS chkdsk from the Hiren Boot CD, but it just said
"One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommend that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
An unspecified error occured."
I'm not really sure what to do next or even what could be my problem. Can anyone point me in the right direction?