Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:09 PM
Side note: Thanks for any help first off =)
I have a laptop that was running windows XP and acting just fine until a friend of mine's brother decided to download some sort of game, which has totally ruined the PC. When I hit the power button, the computer acts as if its going to load normally until it gets to the part where it should load the actual windows. It shows a black screen with a loading bar in the bottom center area and never goes past this screen (not even when it asks me if I want it to load in safe mode in a previous screen and I say yes). I simply thought, 'oh screw it, I'll insert the windows XP CD in the CD drive and wipe the whole darn thing and start from scratch.' Well the "virus" or whatever it has caught thought of this eventuality. I shut the computer off, insert said CD. and restart it. As its restarting, the processing light flashes on the CD drive for a while as if its thinking its going to load from the CD but then shows the screen where it asks me to boot the computer normally or in safe mode. I have tried editing the boot drives so it automatically goes to the CD drive first but that hasn't helped.
So as much as I want to fix this laptop, I'm not entirely sure how to proceed from here. Any help is totally appreciated and awesome. I'm sure there is a easy as pie answer that I'm not getting right now since I'm so tired but I knew someone here would be kind enough to help.