I have a computer that has been turned off incorrectly (holding down power button) and now it blue screens when it tries to start Windows (XP Home).
Nothing unusual there. The problem is that I can't start the system in either safe mode or normal mode (it blue screens and restarts both times). Also, when it does restart and is going through a POST I can turn the computer off from the on/off switch but it them restarts about 3 seconds later.
I've removed the hard drive (SATA) and connected it to my computer through a SATA Dock but my computer asks if I would like to format it ... which of course I don't :)
If anybody has some troubleshooting hints to allow me to get Windows XP starting again, or at least recovering the info on the drive, that would be appreciated.