Windows xp doesnt boot up.
Posted on 2006-11-01
I have a pc with windows xp home edition on it and yesterday, my pc just froze in the midle of working on it and the only thing i had left to do was to restart it manually.
After that, my pc would just get to the windows xp loading screen and get stuck there.
Since then i've done some more restarts trying out things i heared, and overall, windows never passed the loading screen but there were some things that might be helpfull. For example, one time the loading screen went away and a blue screen apeared for a brief moment, so i couldnt read it, and then it restarted. Another time, right after the screen with all the PCIs on it, there was an error the there was a disk failure and i should press ctrl+alt+dlt to restart...
The last time, it comes to the loading screen (without any errors) and it doesnt even get stuck, it just keeps "loading" but its been too long to be anything real i think...
Anyway, i guess my question is, is there anything i can do myself without sending my computer to a lab ? and also without reformatting (if it will even help anything incase this isnt a hardware problem).