a couple days ago i was having windows problems, so i rebooted. Windows got to the xp logo screen and just sat there doing nothing until i turn my box off. i have tried booting windows up several times, i get the same thing every time. At first i thought “oh great, time to buy another HD”, so i grabbed my craptop (which, for some reason, was throwing fits of a different nature) and managed to install DSL (damn small linux) to my USB stick.
right now i am connecting from my USB stick, which is quite cool. I managed to mount my HD, and to my surprise i am able to see (i havent tried using anything yet) every one of my files. this has to be a Windows problem, Dell has a hardware testing utility set in another partition of the HD which i used, and got an OK from everything i tested. i dont see why windows wont boot up.
does anybody have ANY idea what is going on here?