Im new to your site and am desperatly in need of help.
I was having problems with files getting deleted by other users and I wanted to block access and my mate said he could do something in permissions and sort it out so it wont happen anymore.
He took my windows xp pro and said he was taking ownership of every file on the pc. He did it in safe mode?
Anyway When I rebooted the pc. it started to load windows and said autochk file missing or something like that and the pc restarted. It was a blue screen.
I tried a few times and kept having the same problem so I put in my xp disk to try and run a repair.
I tried the recovery console first and it was asking me for a password. I never had a password on my pc so I just tried pressing enter. Then guessed at everything I could think of. At 3 attempts per time it was driving me mad so I decided to go for a repair.
I tried a repair and it kept saying it was unable to write the files??? Ended up pressing skip on every file all the way to the end.
Well now the pc doesnt even attempt to boot windows just says files are missing and I have no joy at all because the repair attempt was not a success.
I tried adding another drive to the pc running xp home edition. It shows the drive with pro as RAW and says access denied when I try to open. I ran chkdsk in dos on home edition and it scanned pro and the partition and recognised the space used but still in properties for the drive it shows no info for space used unused etc and classess it as RAW. I figure this is because there is no access allowed to files that I cant read write or overwrite them?
Anyway I have lots of files I really did not want to lose but I have very little confidence in a way to repair this. If anyone has come accross this before and know of a way to retrieve my files please take the time to let me know.
If I was to format the drive and re-install would it even delete the files without having any access to them?
Thanks in advance