If you want help, you need to at the very least say what version of Windows you're talking about.
When you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $70 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus todo backup free which you can download from
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm . That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.
Hi all,as it says I got really fed up with all the rubbish on my hp 501 notebook so I gave it the Darik boot and nuke treatment - the last time I did this to it I downloaded the drivers files etc from hp and somehow managed to reinstall them,but this time whenever I start the notebook it just says " system or disk error please replace and hit any key " or words along those lines, I can get into f10 boot set-up but it doesn't want to do anything whatever I choose, Is this the end, will it need professional help? any advice will be welcomed and I promise not to do it again,honest!,cheers