HELP! Crash On startup
Ok, so about a week ago I turn on my PC and it went to the safe mode screen. I didn't think this was that abnormal because the night before while I was shutting down, the power went out on me so I figured it was complaing about that. So I said startup at the last working configuration and it went to the Xp loading screen... then all of a sudden it flashed the blue error screen and went back to start up to start the process again. I tried all the differant types of safe mode and it still didn't work. So I decided to reformat so I put in my windows disk and went to repair and then typed format C:. It went to the formatting screen but sat there at 0% until it went to an error screen saying that partmgr.exe is not there or corrupt. So then I tried the other way of formatting by trying to reinstall windows. Still didn't work. So I then tried the Western digital Diag and it said I was damaged and it couldn't repair but it came up with a differant error each time. So then I tried deleting my partitions (2) and then tried to format but of course that didn't work. So I am asking you what should I do! I have a 120 GB Western Digital 7500 rpm 2 mb cache. Running Windows XP home. Oh yeah and my HD is still under warantee if worst comes to worst. But I'd rather fix it.
If the WD diag tool reports errors you'd better believe it!
I don't know what errors the tool reported, but if there are errors associated with physical locations on the disk then the disk is damaged. That means you're sitting on a time-bomb! It may last a couple of months or it may go off now.
So: backup your drive ASAP. And while you continue using it: backup! Check your warranty and return your drive before it expires!