Just off round to a friend's house to attempt to fix a Windows based PC that's refusing to boot with the error message "Disk read/write error".
Thoughts are as follows:
Try windows recovery console's fixboot and fixmbr, then, failing that, see if I can boot a linux livecd instead. I'll have access to another working PC throughout, and also possibly a spare hard disk.
Would you suggest taking any further resources with me? If I manage to boot into ubuntu or similar, is there any sort of repair I can do from there? Feel free to respond with links if this is a severely obvious question asked many times before!
Thanks in advance!