Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:39 AM
I can't seem to get my system to boot past the splash screen(XP Pro). I have tried restarting after it hangs forever and it will do the same unless I F8 and use' last working configuration' option, but if restarted I need to use same method. I tried doing a disk check but it would not start in safe mode(I found that's the way suggested here) so ran in regular mode but no change. Then I read here the safe boot method using msconf and voila! it went to safe mode and then started the disk error check process. Soooo here's the thing, it's been at it now for almost 3 days.Seagate 350G drive @ 74% of stage 4 of 5. Should I just wait? Do I have a choice? Is this normal? Thank you for any direction/advice I can get.