So today, presuming an error, I ran chkdsk on boot. This is where the trouble began.
It seemed to get stuck again making that clicking noise on stage 4 but found an error and fixed a file called hiberfil.sys. It finished the process but then began a massive process of fixing the following:
Replacing invalid security id with default security id for file xxx
It did this for every file and took hours. When I came back to my pc it must have finished but the computer was locked in a boot cycle, getting no further than the splash screen, before an almost subliminal BSOD before restarting.
Safe mode didn't get me any further than the above. I put the Vista pro CD in to attempt a repair. It couldn't see the drive in the recovery console but after clicking next anyway, it did a repair. All that happens now, though is after the splash screen I get a black screen with a white cursor (KSOD?). Can't CTRL ALT DELETE on that screen either.
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to solve the above issue(s).
My mobo is GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R rev 1.1.
Thanks for any help. Am posting this using my phone!
UPDATE: Windows can now see the full new drive so I am proceeding with a new install on the new hard drive. However, would still like to get old one up and running if I can. Not too sure yet how new drive is performing...
Edited by hoggle2000, 26 August 2012 - 07:26 AM.