No, it happens mainly when the pc has been off a while.
The pc boots, i see the name (compaq) of my pc & hear the noise inside & it then goes to the Windows XP logo, then it reboots, i see the name of my pc again & then it goes to the page.
Sometimes i click on ''start Windows normally' & it just reboots back to the page or when sometimes it boots normally & Windows works.
Sometimes i let the counter count down from 30 to 0 & it boots normally.
Now, obviously, it has worked & i could reboot now & it would work, it tends to happen when pc been off a while as i say.
I googled the
"We appologise for the inconvenience, but Windows didn't start successfully.
A Hardware or Software change might have caused this"
& i saw this:-http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...0236&dlc=en
I was wondering if it could be something on startup, preventing Windows starting properly. It starts ok in safe mode!