Upon booting, Windows goes through its usual gyrations but then I get the DOS error message "Data error reading Drive C". When I try to continue I get the message "The windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device file but the device file no longer exists. ndis2sup.vxd".
If I then continue I get the same message about "bi-di.386".
I tried running in SAFE MODE but this only passes me quickly to the "You may turn off your computer now." message.
I checked the BOOTLOG.TXT file where I find the following lines among many reported succesful tasks.
"LOADING VXD = ebios"
"LOADFAILED = ebios"
"LOADING VXD = EBIOS"
"LOADFAILED = EBIOS"
then at the very end of the file I find:
"Terminate = KERNEL"
"Terminate = Win32"
At the Dos level I have tried to find the files mentioned above but in the windows\system directory if I try to run a DIR I get the "Data error reading Drive C" message.
I tried CHKDSK which told me that the file windows\system\grid.vbx is crosslinked. I then ran SCANDISK which told me of an error in that directory but when it tried to proceed beyond this, it seems to be stuck in an endless loop.
Please help me. I've fallen and I can't get up.