Trouble started with disappearing desktop icons and then cascaded into much worse. Then Windows 7 wouldn’t boot, and the error moved into a second drive, taking out the system’s XP boot loader.
Forum member Diogenes had some ideas about what he might have done to complicate the process of returning his computer to working order, but it still felt like a bad April Fool’s joke to him.
After lots of investigation and assistance, he finally solved his problem. See how. More»
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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Kathleen Atkins is associate editor of Windows Secrets.