Hello, I am currently working on a friends computer and he says he paid $50 for a diagnostic from a local computer shop, all they had to say was "You're HardDrive is Fried" Now this could mean many things: 1] your HDD is broken. 2] your HDD blew up... 3] your OS crashed, and you need to ReForm... In my case when I looked at what the computer said, I say that the local computer shop is a bunch of geeks who actually dont know a thing about computers, I thought "Geezz I could fix this easy! all I need is a couple files and then do a SYSTEM Restore and all will be fine" They said that the HDD was "Fried" meaning it's broken.. I say that the drive is fine and need's a couple file's. In a moment I will get to the Technical Stuff. First I must convince you that they Might be Wrong. If it doesn't go as I hoped, I will have to Reformat the Damn thing. And if I was Wrong, and the HDD was broken, I have ordered a new HDD already and will replace it if necessary. This is what I think I remember what it said: Cannot boot, missing file or corrupt <Directory>NTFS.sys you can try to repair it by inserti ng the windows repair disk and pressing "r" when the screen pops up. or somthing like that. and it also said the same thing but with another file: missing file or corrupt: <Directory>hal.dll or somthing like that.. im going over to another friends where my computer is located so i can further TroubleShoot as to what his OS is, I have no idea......... and I was being a bad repairman when i forgot to ask him what he is using. thanks in advance! PS, he is going to save atleast $120 by coming to me to fix his computer!