Posted on 1998-02-01
I have a machine, that all of the sudden refuses to boot from the hard drive. It's running Windows '95 and I can boot it from the floppy drive, and from there I can access the hard drive. When I first do a directory (dir c:) on the hard drive, the Directory comes up and everything looks normal. If I try and change into the windows directory, it comes back with an error message that says somthing like "invalid directory". If I do another directory, the Windows directory has been renamed sindows. the thing is, if you reboot the machine, the windows directoy is named windows until you try and access it, and it's renamed again.
My Virus software (McAfee) couldn't find any viruses, but it only seems to happen with the windows directory, and it's renamed the same thing every time.
I can't reformat and start over, as much as I'd like to.