I ran Kaspersky 2012 installation program and it started out fine until the end and then it said it had an error and quit the install process. I thought then that I should uninstall the Kaspersky 2011 before running the new version. After the uninstall, and then a re-boot, my computer gets to the screen the says Windows XP(its the screen right before it shows your user name, you click on the name and it says it's loading your personal settings.)
I should make note that I used a program called "Your Uninstaller" to remove Kaspersky. The uninstall went totally smooth, but I didn't use the normal Add/Remove programs. This 3rd party software has been good to me for years. I think it does a much better job of cleaning up than Microsoft's version, but maybe it deleted something in the registry it shouldn't have... I don't know.
I then tried it in safe mode,same story. I even tried to run the Windows XP installation disk and it doesn't see that either. Not sure what to do.
I do have the recovery console available to me during boot up, but I'm not sure what to test or attempt a repair?