I have a Windows XP desktop system that has two partitions. The first one has all the windows related files and my documents and the second one has some big files that i use on my work.
After a power failure, the system cannot boot. When the system powers up, it goes to the Windows loading screen, but after that the system reboots. If I try to boot from safe mode, I get an error related to
spdt.sys, and if I press
esc not to load, the system reboots. If I don't press
esc, the system also reboots. I have my Windows CD and I can get into the repair console, but it didn't ask for a password and I cannot even make a simple directory - it returns nothing.
If I boot to repair my installation, I get a screen saying that the partition is completely empty and that I must format it and install Windows again. If I try again to boot to Windows, I get to the loading screen and the system reboots. I installed the disk on a second xp machine and I could backup all my data from the second partition but the first one is not visible in my second Windows install, and I cannot run a check disk on it. I think that mft is corrupted or the registry.
Any recommendations on how to repair the partitions and get my documents back would be appreciated.