Writing this on my 7yo's "play" computer. Hope it works!
I can't get my laptop to boot up. It keeps going to startup recovery over and over, says it can't recover manually. I can get to a dos prompt but only to the X:/ directory. I can see the C:/ directory and everything looks like it's there, but there's a corrupt file someplace and I don't know how or if I can fix it.
Everything's pretty much backed up (Thank you, Google) except for the movie I was working on and had finished last night. I can see that file on the C:/ drive in Dos but as of yet have been unable to save or copy it anywhere.
If I have to buy a new laptop the good news is they're way cheaper now than when MY READERS bought this one for me in 2007. It also takes me back to that time, which was a much darker time for me, really, than now. I'm broke but so much happier.
Let me just sigh and be grateful for a minute. If I lose this movie file I'll be pissed, but really that and the cost of a new laptop is it? I'll take it.
If anyone has any advice for me I'd love it. In comments or to bluegalsblog AT gmail. Thanks.
PS I've been told to mention it's a Vista machine. When Vista first came out, I think.