Hey everybody, thanks for reading this post.
This started yesterday, I got home and switched on my computer selecting XP at dual boot options. The computer started up as usual but once it had logged in, it froze after loading one item in the system tray, it loaded only the little symbol showing that a device is added (it must have been my USB Wireless).
I did a forced shut down via the Power ON button. When I power on and select XP from dual boot menu, it brings up the 'Windows did not shut down correctly' options and I've tried safe mode, safe mode with network, safe mode with command prompt and last good known configuration but all react the same way as starting windows normally. Everytime I start now, it freezes a few moments after the splash screen load bar begins animating, it then restarts. I'm not sure if this extra piece of information helps but everytime it restarts after the 'crash' the computer does not beep. But when I shutdown correctly from Ubuntu Linux and then Power on the computer again it beeps, even when I restart through Linux Ubuntu it beeps.
Thanks in advance, Bartikky.
I would like to add I did browse through other people's problems to see if any are similar to mine, but no luck.