Originally posted by killians45
do fdisk and see what fdisk sees the partition as. Don't delete them or anything, just see what it sees it as. I have the feeling it is seeing it as unknown type. Did you install anything like linux duel boot or maybe something like goback (backup utilities).
At first, it was showing the OS filesystem as unknown until I ran chkdsk in the recovery console. Now it shows as NTFS, but still isn't booting. Nothing has ever been tampered with on this hard drive. All original OS straight from Dell.
The kid does have a fair share of porn and **** like that, so I wonder if he got a virus. I was able to still see all the documents and stuff when I booted it with Knoppix.