About 2 to 3 dys ago, I turned on my laptop and walked away for a 1/2; had a ice cream emergency; any hoot I came back and the screen is displaying an error message that windows could not load. Here is msg: <windows root> \system32/ntoskrnl.exe. It further tells me to re-install. Sooo, no big I pop the operating disk in and try to do a recovery/repair - no go. Again, no big I decide I will try to re-install the entire operating system again but atlast I chickened out because Hey dude I have my life on this drive period. I finally became frustrated and tired and decided what the heck, I'll just re-install and start over - now it want let me, I get an error msg: that the hd is corrupt and it want let me delete the the partition and start over. HELP?????