Have now booted off of Windrs CD, run repair to run a CHKDSK /R and rebooted again. Winders is now working. However, it is also taking Herself's PC a long time to complete the boot-up. Probably due to scrambled sectors and other such things which (I expect) CHKDSK did not sufficiently repair.
Mr. Gates. We are Not Amused.
Plus, quick skim to catch up, encountering problems with LJ displaying images in some posts.
Time for bed.