Hi, I was using my computer surfering the web as I was doing my paper. THen suddendly it froze, i thought because i left it on an hour or two too long. I suddently heard the hard drive like it was loading something. I forced restart (button not a + c +del). It restarted then it loaded BIOS, but it suddendly said ERROR LOADING OS. Right before where the Windows Loading Screen should be. I need the files from my computer really badly because I have my final paper in it and other personal files. Is there anyway to get the files and reformatting is my final option.
80 gig hard drive
XP, PRO, SP2
About 6 months old computer, hand built.