So the past few days I've been fighting a heroic battle to save my computer. So far no luck....
I'd like to start by saying that my OS is a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. It's a fairly new gaming PC that my dad and I built together. Overall it never had any serious issues, and all the parts functioned properly. Then one day it refused to boot. I would turn it on and it would freeze at the loading windows screen(with that animated logo thing).
Naturally I tried using the backup DVD to repair any issues. Windows loaded properly this time and opened to the DVD menu where it asked if i wanted to install Windows 7 or repair it. I selected repair and then selected startup repair and it began "attempting to fix problems". This took 24+ hours and after that there were no results.
I believe the problem is that windows somehow doesn't recognize that the C hdd exists. In startup repair it automatically uses D:\ and when i try to load C:\ it just says that the hdd is empty. Seems like C almost vanished......
I also tried using command prompt to try an repair the boot.ini using the following commands:
this didn't work, but that was no surprise because at the top of the Cmd Prompt window it said X:\ Source or something like that, which meant i wasn't even using C:\
I tried typing C to change it but it said that it wasn't "recognized as a internal or external command". Apparently the only way to fix this is by opening my computer and checking the exe file, but obviously I can't.
So yeah, I don't know what to do really. I've tried everything I know. Nothing seems to work, and when one problem seems to be fixable, another blocks it from being fixed. Please help?