|It could be or it could be that you have some bad sectors on your hard drive. How old is this system? If it is new like less than a year old then call your tech support and they will walk you through testing the drive from the BIOS to confirm this. If it is faulty they will send you a new one. If this is a PC and you have another HDD laying around, then put it in set the BIOS to boot from this drive first. Then install a fresh Windows on that drive and you should at least be able to get to your old files. |
If it is a Virus you could try to boot in Safe Mode and do a virus scan but some viruses will load even in safe mode. You may need to boot from your Windows CD in repair mode and run the virus scan from the command line. You will need to consult your Virus scanning software manual for help on this. Another option is a Linux Boot CD to start a clean OS that is free. Then download from the internet a free scanning software. Also with this Linux boot you can mount a Flash Drive and copy the files off your old drive.
Either way I suggest you get some help with this.