I accidentally pulled the power plug when my system was starting up, and I started to get a boot error after POST. Something like "something not found, insert a bootable disk and press enter"
So I put in my windows 7 x64 CD - and clicked through repair computer. At the system recovery options screen, there are no drives listed. (There is only one drive in the computer)
Even if I click through the use recovery tools option (without selecting a drive), and enter command prompt - typing C: gives me this error:
X:\Sources>c: The system cannot find the drive specified. X:\Sources>
So I pulled the drive out, and attached it to a different computer. I went into disk management - and oddly the drive shows 128GB (it's a 64gb drive) and the area next to it is black. I clicked simple partition (which works), but when I try to format - it gives me an error that it's unable to format the drive.
I would prefer to not format the drive if possible...there is one file that is important (I know i can recover it with some program, I just don't want to if avoidable)
How do I fix this?
I can now access C: in the windows 7 DVD recovery tools command prompt - what do i do now?