...I think my Hard drive is messed up.
I'm on another PC right now. Yesterday I restarted my PC after doing a disk cleanup. Now I guess its stuck in "endless reboot" (Something I read on the net, but thats what its doing...) I put in the Vista CD to repair the issue, and it DIDN'T EVEN DETECT THE OS!:DOH: It asks to load drivers, and I can access a few files, but I don't know which files are which. None of which are from the C: drive.
I tried the repair option, but it said something was wrong with the Hard drive. I don't get it! It was working FINE before...FINE!:-( Well, there was an issue about disk defragging not working correctly.
In the menu where it asked me to detect the OS, it did have an option to load drivers for the Hard drive, but I don't think it came with a CD. If it did, I can't find it, but thats something I surely would have kept. Its a 150 gig Raptor, BTW.
If I really do need to replace it (and I hope its still under warranty even though I no longer own the box...) is there any possible way to get files off a broken one? Thats the main reason I didn't format it yet.
What I really need is:
1. A driver for a 150 gig Raptor or something that tells me what it looks like or where it is (it might be on my mobo CD, I don't know) in hopes that that can get it to magically find my OS so it can be repaired at startup
2. Some way to get files off my hard drive onto a backup one, if step 1 doesn't work
3. Or possibly some other method of fixing my problem.
If I wasn't clear enough or gave enough info I'll take some pictures I guess. I've also tried going into safe mode, and that doesn't seem to help, either.:banghead: It didn't work, I mean. Cant even get into Safe mode...
This is like the 3rd major problem I've had with this PC, and most of them were hard drive related.:shrug: