My wife had to cancel a DVD burn yesterday, which for some reason tends to lock up up computer. When she restarted, windows would make it through the POST and proceed to startup, the windows splash screen, but then the screen would go dark. Rebooting into safe mode wouldn't work either. There were no errors, just a dark screen. So I broke out the XP disc and went into setup to try and repair it, but mistakenly went to the recovery console. After realizing my error, I exited and tried to go back in. However, after selecting "enter" I just get a list of drives and partitions. No existing copy of windows found. Oh, yeah, and none of the drive letters are what they should be. C: is now listed as D:, etc.. So I go back into the recovery console and it shows a copy of windows on D:. So I select that and after rummaging around the web, I try and copy ntldr and ntdetect.com from the disk. That doesn't solve it. I try bootcfg /rebuild, but it fails to scan saying that my file system may be corrupt and bootcfg can't scan for windows installations. I tried to run chkdsk /repair and after it finished (took about 30 min), I tried the rebuild again with no luck. I have an old 60Gb drive with XP on it that I was able to install and get to run in safe mode, just to back up critical data and I was able to see the other drives and copy all my personal stuff. I am about to give up and do a reformat/reinstall, but now is about the worst possible time so if I can, I'd like to avoid it. Any ideas?