I was upgrading a Windows XP sp1 to sp2 and the sp2 installation failed. When i rebooted the computer to try again it went to a black screen saying that it could not find <Windows Root>\system32\notskrnl.exe. I used the XP cd to boot up the disk then i used the fixmbr and fixboot commands to see if that worked. Then the ntldr message appeared. I copied the ntldr file on the drive and thats when i noticed that drive is really screwed up. I hooked up the drive as a slave to access the files, but none of the file names are legible, all files look something like this '‘ æ^Å,.r' . None of the directories are accessible or recognized by the windows 2000 system i have it hooked up to. Any suggestions? Its a maxtor 160gb ide drive. I believe that the file system of the XP drive is NTFS.
Thank you in advance for all your help