I left the family computer (Windows 2000 Pro) defragging for several hours. My wife came home early and closed the defrag window prematurely. She then turned on herSIMS 2 game and played for awhile. When she closed the SIMS, the computer hung. She then restarted the PC and received the following error: "A disk error occured. Press CTRL+...".
After having my meal at my favorite restaurant interrupted by my wife's angry call, I hurried home and tried using the Windows 2000 CD repair process. It failed to locate the OS. I successfully entered the hard drive using the Recovery Console and found NTLDR and BOOT.INI (which I was able to read using the "TYPE" command). So I'm not sure what the problem is or how to fix it. The only thing I'm aware is possible is to install another hard drive with Windows 2000 to take all the important documents (especially the SIMS data!).
Is there any other way to recover the OS? Any help will be appreciated.