I'm new to Linux and have a couple of problems.

1. I'm trying to open a some files on a Windows XP64 storage unit, and although Linux can see the directory's, it says there are no files in there and will not open.

2. Linux keeps crashing (will just randomly start to reboot) and says this:

Booting 'Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2789.fc6)'

root (hd1,1)

Eroor 21: Selected disk does not exist.

Press any key to continue..

Are these issues related or separate issues, and what steps would i have to go about to solve them? Any help greatly appreciated!