There was nothing specific about your error in the MS KnowledgeBase, but ODBC is part of the MS MDAC stuff, so
I'd start with this <A HREF="http://download.microsoft.com/download/dasdk/CC/2.7/WIN98MeXP/EN-US/cc.exe" target="_new">http://download.microsoft.com/download/dasdk/CC/2.7/WIN98MeXP/EN-US/cc.exe</A>
which is a component checker for all MDAC products.
you can find out more about MDAC here
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Download Page
<A HREF="http://microsoft.com/data/download.htm" target="_new">http://microsoft.com/data/download.htm</A>
Download the most recent version of MDAC that is appropriate for your operating system.
Oh, about your hard drives -
fsck 'em all