PGP freeze at login screen
I have a weird problem. Yesterday I was going to enter my passphrase at the login screen (on battery power) when my sony vaio fw21e suddenly completely shut down. Well I thought it was probably because of the battery being empty. So I plugged in my ac power adapter and restarted my laptop and I got this error message showing up multiple times:
"disk error press any key to restart"
But regardless of which key I pressed nothing would happen, so I manually shut down my laptop again. When I restarted it, it would go as far as showing "SONY VAIO" but then only a black screen appeared with nothing happening. I turned it off, plugged it off the ac and waited for 30 minutes for the harddrive to cool off (this was my first guess, something happened to the harddrive). When I restarted my laptop again, this time I reached the PGP login screen but the weird thing was that it looked like someone typing a passphrase (the white pipe went from left to right automatically), and I couldn't do anything as nothing would happen when I pressed a key on my keyboard.
So I restarted my laptop again, and tried to access the BIOS, which I successfully could do by holding down the F2 button. BUT AGAIN even at the BIOS screen the picture froze and I couldn't do anything there.
I tried using the PGP Recovery CD 10.1.2 & 10.0.1 as I can't remember which version I had installed, but nothing would happen at boot screen. My boot screen looks like on the picture attached to this post, maybe someone knows which version it is.
I'd appreciate any kind of help before I buy a new harddrive because this is my main guess or is it really just PGP locking the harddrive & the whole system?