Further to yesterdays post re XP running slowly, today on boot up I am getting a warning re imminent failure on my hard drive - when I pass this I am getting a blue screen telling me that a problem has been detected & Windows is shutting down to prevent damage - this blue screen also appears when I try safe mode, command prompt etc, meaning I can't get into windows at all. This gives me a new problem - I stupidly did not back up some important data files & emails - anybody know how to get into 'dos' on XP so I can get to these files? None of the boot disks I've got is recognising the C drive. Thanks.
Problem solved - used recovery console & chkdsk/fixboot - had to work it out myself though, no indication from Mesh that I could do this. Looks like the HD is still on it's way out though. See 'Spitting mad with Mesh' in Consumerwatch for continuation of this story.
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