I downloaded the recovery disks from windows but they didn't work so I borrowed a copy of XP Professional from work. I got into the recovery console but when I did a chkdsk I got the message
the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems
so, as per the windows website, I ran fixboot
then when I access C:\ (and here's the scary part) it can't find anything...the only thing that reads is:
1 file (s) 2154 Bytes
7487488 bytes free
the volume serial number is 0000-0000
Oh no! But nowhere have I formatted my harddrive etc. So, I've then tried to install windows again, but this time, when I get to the final install section it asks about partitions etc. showing only one (FAT32) available but saying there are only 7mb free and the rest of my HDD is full!!!!
So, one thing tells me the exact opposite of the other. And If I proceed in installing XP it says it will have to reformat the HDD to create enough space.
Just to recap, on C:\ i try the likes of cd windows but it can\t find it and finally, when I reboot the PC i get a message that says:
NTLDR is missing