I've recently had a problem with my new(ish) windows XP home edition PC that I hope someone can help me with.
A while back I scheduled an error check on the C drive. Since then, whenever I start the machine, I get the warning that it cannot access the specified volume and is stopping the start up.
I have managed to run the chkdsk through the recovery console and have run fixmbr but this does not solve the problem. I cannot even run the defrag anymore since it says that a disk check is scheduled and that I should run chkdsk /f (even though the help says that the switches are /p or /r).
I tried the last known good method first but this was unsuccessful - in fact it took so long to pass the start-up screen I thought I was in real trouble. However when I uninstalled zonealarm, the error check ran fine.
I was wondering if there were any better(?) free firewalls that would not cause similar problems in the future (I'm unemployed so can'y afford to buy new software yet)