I have a computer problem that I don't know how to solve.
My ever problematic computer is now complaining of a corrupt harddrive. If I turn it on, it boots up slowly, gets past the Vista loading screen, says it wants to do a disk check, finds some corrupted segments very slowly, gives up the disk check, goes to the welcome screen, stays there for a long period of time, blue screens and instantly reboots. It will then follow this cycle again. I've got a recovery disk that I've used successfully before, but it won't even boot off that now. Instead, it just tries to start Windows as normal and goes through the above sequence. I have been able to start it in safe mode before, but that tends to completely crash and lock up after about half an hour. In fact, I tried to start it in safe mode about an hour and a bit ago and it still says it's loading Windows files, so I may not even be able to do that any more. I've tried a couple of things suggested on the internet for fixing it, such as running chkdsk on start up, but to no avail.
I'm not entirely fussed about saving the machine (I don't use it that much anymore), but I did use it as my main computer for a few years and there are some files that I'd quite like to retrieve from there if at all possible. I don't suppose anybody has any ideas about that?