ok this is going to be a long post but please, you're my only hope. read on :)
originally, on saturday I got an error message
invalid boot.ini file / booting from c:/windows
then what I've ended up with is a complete system failure, the comp is caught up in a loop it can't break out of. it switches between the fujitsu-siemens screen (the one with Bios setup and boot menu) and the error message.
I've been to the IT and they couldn't fix it.
we tried repairing the system with the XP cd but it didn't work; tried restoring the system without losing the data (because I haven't done a backup in a while)
eventually, we tried hooking up the comp to an external harddisk drive and recovering the data with two different tools, nothing worked.
now we've ended up taking out the internal hdd and tried taking the data off it by hooking it up to another comp. nothing.
is there anything anyone out there can think of that I can do before formatting the hdd and losing all my data? please advise. I'd be very grateful.
p.s. could this be a virus deleting my harddisk?