I am new to the forum. Thanks for having such a resource.
I was performing a defrag last night and lost power while in the middle of it.
My system is a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop and unfortunately my battery was dead. After power was restored, I rebooted my laptop and it booted ok but...
Noticed immediately a jerky motion to the mouse and when I play music or any audio it hangs repeatedly.
I assume I have messed up a Windows system file when the defrag failed?
Tried a system restore from the day before but it failed. Tried defragging again and it completed but the problem is still there.
I tried tried a repair from my windows vista disk but the only option there that seemed logical was repair startup. I tried it but found no errors. My system still boots.
I am trying to fix this without having to reinstall the operating system and all my programs from 5 years of owning this PC.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I appreciate your help in advance.
PS,,, I am running Vista SP2