suddenly can't boot up - HD issue?
At midnight my AVG (free version) started running its
daily scan and I went to sleep. In the morning, I
went to my pc to power it down and noticed an error
which I should have written down exactly but it
resembles this: "Cannot create file D:\$n"
Explorer was visible and everything _looked_ fine, but
I was unable to activate "My Computer" and I also
could not reboot from Explorer... both functions
simply timed out.
I forced a power off by holding down the power button.
When I tried to reboot, I got past the BIOS but after
that windows never loaded. I observed that all the
hard drive lights were on, and the green monitor light
was on, but nothing more. I did not hear any unusual
sounds from the hard drives. I'm running XP SP2, if other details are need I can of course provide them.
If anyone has any ideas how to troubleshoot this I'd
much appreciate it!