I just recently had a nasty crash that required a full format of my C drive (I've always been able to save my D drive).
Everything reinstalled fine, as usual. A few days passed. While installing Service Pack 3 today, my computer froze on the reboot after installation, black screen on startup. I restarted and it got to windows, but just my background,no icons, no response to ctrl-alt-del or mouse or windows key, nothing.
Decided to try to format C drive again,and reinstall xp again. Got lots of errors in recovery console,and was finally faced with deleting the partition, which was supposedly corrupted (?). I only asked to delete the C drive partition, but both got wiped.
i try to install xp, it tells me to create a new partition. There is 160gb of free space. But when
I try to create it, I press "C" as instructed,but it just reverts back to the previous screen, showing no new partitions, just the unallocated space.
Is my harddrive cooked?
Is that D drive gone for good? (Im afraid I know that answer)
PS Please ignore the HP info, I didnt mean to put that. This box is self-built.