Originally Posted by Matts
I read that you put the disk in, but did you try to boot from it?
If not, put the XP disk in, boot from the disk; and once all that has loaded, press the 'R' (I think) key to repair. Windows will then look for errors on the drive, and with luck will find out what's wrong, and fix it
If you already tried to boot from it, and it still doesn't work...then I'm completely stumped I'm afraid.
Nah it's alright, I just reformatted and it and it worked out okay, I'm typing this on the computer that I mentioned in the opening post. Had to reinstall drivers and everything, but luckily my big files were all safely stored on my other hard drive.
. Thanks for the help though.
I did try the recovery tool, but it didn't even recognize my drive at the point, something was seriously screwed up with it, so I figured the data was beyond salvation (It probably wasn't, but it wasn't enough data to pull my hair over).