|On my 250gb HDD I had about 10GB of unallocated space from ages ago. This space had nothing on, it had been secure erased. I recently obtained Partition Magic, and so tried to go about turning the unallocated partition in to an NTFS format and then merging it with my Windows partition. Anyway, when I pressed apply to re-format the partition I got a BSoD with contained the following technical errors:|
STOP: 0x000000CA (0x00000001, 0x899CE270, 0x89B12558, 0x00000000)
Now my problem is that when I get in to GRUB and go to Windows Professional XP SP2 it will give me the screen saying "Windows did not shut down correctly" and gives me the choice of safe mode, last known good config etc. I go on anyone of these and it will not get to the Windows loading screen as it seems to automatically restart. I then go to the advanced settings (F8) and try all of the options - none work.
I've tried booting up with the Windows disk - Gets to Setup is starting Windows and then goes straight to the BSoD.
I've tried using ERD Commander to get back in to Windows - Straight to BSoD.
I'm fairly sure I will not be losing any truly important data, but there's a good 100GB of programmes, software, music, and video that I've collected over the past few years, which I would prefer not to use.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to get Windows back running normally again? If not, how do I go about re-installing Windows - Seeing as I can't use the Windows disk.
I'm pretty stuck right now, and have no idea what to do from now on.
Any help much appreciated - willing to answer any Qs you may have.
PS - I can log on to Ubuntu and get to my WINDOWs files through there...