Can anyone give me a clue to this problem. I was on e-bay and everything locked up ( no keyboard or mouse ) so I pressed the reset button and checkdisk came up, in process 2, it deleted a file associated with $130 Documen~1. When it had finished it rebooted and said it had to reset my personal preferences after doing that all my programs had gone, so I thought do a system restore, the only problem was when I clicked on accessories to go to system tools there was nothing in accessories it was completley empty. At the moment I am doing an Acronis restore.
Can anyone suggest what would totally wipe out windows.
My son was using the computer when it crashed. He restarted, but when the XP bootscreen came up it stayed like that for several minutes until it went into checkdisk. The problems it listed were enough to chill the blood. Eventually it booted up after a good hour going through correction routines but the taskbar was screwed up, and the start menu was blank. I decided a total reformat/re-install was on the cards. When I booted with the XP Pro disk in the drive I had an option to repair current installation. Hey presto it did the trick. Saved me a lot of bother. Good luck.