I have a laptop, a HP 6910P with a Hitachi 160g 5400rpm Sata. This HDD drive me nuts since few hours because I hadded 1go of ram (3 total) in the laptop and since, issue over issues...
When I added the ram, I got a BSOD when I logged on Windows. Tried twice, same error. Removed the ram, same error. So I put the ram back in the computer and booted, got this error message:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM is missing or corrupted.
So I tried to repair with the Windows XP CD. Fixboot worked fine but not with /mbr
I also tried chkdsk /r /p but I got the error message as soon as I hit enter:
The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems
So then, I decided to take another HDD and at the moment, it's being re-image
My issue is that now it's pluged on my PC with a SATA adapter and in My Computer, the HDD is only 10mb. In Disk Management, it's 160gb. Also, the HDD's name is not: Local disk (D:), it's a bunch of characters, the whole content is a list of folders that have weird signs and characters.