I started my machine last night and once it got past the loading stag and to the point where my desktop was show, the computer froze up. I tried doing ctrl-alt-del to restart but that would not even work. I then reset the machine to restart it and right away once it started loading, I got a message something like "HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM BOOT DISK PRESS ENTER" I put in my windows xp cd and tried following through the sequences but I really have never done this before so I have no idea what I am doing with the recovery console. Now, is my HDD pooched or am I gonna be able to fix it at least enough to get my file off of it?? I also got a message along the lines of "IMMINENT HARD DISK FAILURE PLEASE BACKUP ALL FILES". Something like that, I don;t remember the exact wording. Am I screwed with this HDD or what? Any info is greatly appreciated!