After googling, learned its related to ntfs.sys corruption or something. Tried getting another ntfs.sys file from my friend with winxp and replacing it via ubuntu---but still would not boot into windows.
I have always used an antivirus---NOD32. It never showed any virus issues BUT I--for some reason--still suspect it is a viral/malware issue, as I have never done anything unordinary to the HDD, have always defragged, etc. I can still access all the files via ubuntu live (boot CD) but cannot boot to windows...
Anyway my question:
IF this is due to a virus, would i run ANY RISK by attatching the HDD to my freshly built rig in order to copy:
my documents folder (no programs installed in it AFAIK).
And then removing the drive?
The alternative is to use an external hdd via ubuntu--but my external is pretty old and crappy(heavy 80gb using an external power source!), have had issues with data not being transfered correctly as well...
I just don't want to copy the files only to find out my new pc is now infected with some virus as well..