Can't boot XP: recycles, Safe mode fails
Posted on 2007-07-20
I've got a laptop with a serious issue here and wondered what the first port of call was.
PROBLEM: Cycles reboot, about 5 seconds into the "Windows XP" screen when the blue bar moves from left to right.
I've tried Last Known Good and even SAFE MODE - still cycles ... so I'm assuming I've corrupted some Windows OS files. A lo-level hard drive check from the BIOS is all clear.
I know there's a few things I could try - just wondered what The Experts recommend first.
Obviously, I don't want to nuke the lappy if I can help it !!!