I got more detals about the issue. I finaly got it to boot in safe mode. I dont have anything to recover too, so that is out.
I have done EVERYTHING i can think of. I have Repaired windows, I have defragmented, I have ran a Registry fixer I have ran the sector fixing tool (though I don't have enough money to buy the full version). I FINALLY got it to boot up into safe mode, but it takes a really long time. I have also tried closing all the non essential start up items and starting up with a clean boot. I know it's not the hardware. I had a diagnostics ran, and I am using the same motherboard/ram/etc to boot up from a second hard drive that i loaded windows on.
I am absolutely pulling my hair out. The Seagate 200 gb is my master drive and the Maxtor 40gb is the slave. I am SLOWLY backing up my files and preparing for a reformat, but i would love to avoid that.
But i can ALEAST get it to boot in safe mode, right?
In my error log, there is an System error (from a safe mode boot) that reads:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
im not sure if these errors might just be normal Safe mode errors or not.
also, i enabled boot loging, so i could perhaps see what might be going on. well, for what ever reason, It wont log when I try to boot in normal mode, but the safe mode boots are logged. They look like this: http://tezufuji.com/2.txt
In comparison, i did a log boot, with the exact same settings in safe mode, on the maxtor HD to see what it should look like, and it looks like this: http://tezufuji.com/1.txt
I also enabled the booting prosess where it shows what it's doing as it does it. It gets all the way past the main group of drivers, then it comes to a blue screen and it says blah blah... enabling boot log and never goes to the next screen where it says that it's checking drive C:\ .
I am curently phoneless so i cant call tech. support.
Any ideas on what i could try now?
Edited by slytherinette, 04 October 2005 - 10:26 AM.