I can't boot in safe mode system won't boot at all.
I have eliminated the possibility of a RAM problem; I booted off of a live CD of Linux Ubuntu and it worked properly to one exception. I was unable to access the Main disk partition which holds the O.S. and other files we do not wish to loose. Linux recognized the drive and showed it being 148 GB in size but was unable to open it.
The D: drive is a RECOVERY partition. Are there any files in there I could copy and use for repair? What exactly is the Recovery partition for if not for recovering from crashes and other errors?
We do not have an Vista install disk